Though the poems may be short, this is a deep collection with a vast scope. If you have avoided contemporary poetry due to its seeming impenetrability and difficulty, this is a fantastic choice to reconnect. There’s no tricky language; just readable poems that make you focus on the possibility of a pre-linguistic consciousness. It is a distillation of language that shows, through close observation, how the world discloses itself to us through perception in partnership with language. The pointillist images show the magnificence of what is, and as you read and re-read, the lines will echo in your mind. Consciousness, the senses and language create each other, and the world and all then evanesce: “the mind set aside.”
—Andy, Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland, OR
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