By S. T. Williams
By Beverly S. Harless,Carol J. Hagan
By Deanna Young
By Kimberly Ferguson,LLPix Design,BZ Hercules
By Leslie Ullman
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Leslie Ullman is professor emerita of artistic writing on the collage of Texas–El Paso (UTEP), the place she validated and directed the Bilingual MFA software. She at present teaches on the Vermont university of good Arts. Ullman is the writer of 3 poetry collections: typical Histories (winner of the Yale sequence of more youthful Poets Award), desires by way of No One’s Daughter, and gradual paintings via Sand (co-winner of the 1997 Iowa Poetry Prize). Her poems and essays were released in a couple of magazines and literary journals.
“Leslie Ullman finally publishes her fourth publication, growth with reference to Immensity, to bare the energy of the human brain at paintings on questions of its personal objective. At domestic within the flora and fauna, the poet speaks from silence to wonder whether ‘. . . might be sometime we’ll / consider carefully earlier than we / position footprints over a eco-friendly / so clean it kind of feels half sun.’ half meditation, half revelation, Ullman has written a masterpiece.”
-- Hilda Raz, Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry sequence editor
“Ullman attracts me alongside inextricably during this development, along with her attentiveness to internal and outer worlds that may be a type of reverence. Her phrases hover within the brain, making their very own weather.”
-- Carole Simmons Oles, writer of Waking Stone: innovations at the lifetime of Harriet Hosmer
In her new assortment, Leslie Ullman explores the chances that can surface—erotic, spiritual—when typical dualisms (Mind/Body, Dream/Waking existence, Animate/Inanimate) fall away. We may possibly develop into “harmless because the crane or butterfly” or locate “the mountain / opens in us a 3rd eye to discover / the locations that may allow us to fly / adequately and land with no breaking.” even supposing “we hacked our approach to the asphalt,” Ullman’s language for mindfulness permits us to understand “an ocean we will be able to borrow any time / we cup our minds round it like hands.” This publication illustrates, poem via poem, how metaphor maps a path to connection and transformation. learn those poems and consider conscious in methods universal and weird at once.
-- Robin Becker, writer of area of ideal Affection
In Vestiges: stories instructed by means of Remnants, the relics of what was once communicate their truths—the verdigris' quest for wholeness, the mildews' softly-seeped religion, the pottery's recounting of fracture, the decay's nostalgia for fireflies—as poet and novelist Namijo channels the voices of the remnants to discover such major subject matters because the interconnection of the actual and the non secular, the quest to realize success, the which means of womanhood, the ubiquity of switch, the concomitance of genesis and decadence, the discomfort of wistfulness, the recollection of prior lives, the soreness of relocating ahead, and the tragedy of departure. contemplating her reports as a author, girl, and martial artist, she displays at the auras of our artifacts, the character of fact, the threads that attach us, and the romance of a perishing season. during this number of poems, Namijo creates anything significant from the damaged pieces—
From the burning embers
By C. S. Merrill
“When I received O’Keeffe mss I sat down after midnite at kitchen desk while I should’ve been in mattress & learn it through in an hour since it was once attention-grabbing, curious, exact, centred, condensed, epiphanous, usual & comprehensible. the main points are all, sacramentalizing lifestyle in an international of genius—a lady, sizeable house, chewy intelligence, virtually selfless observation.”—Allen Ginsberg, writer of Howl
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
C. S. Merrill labored for Georgia O’Keeffe from 1973 to 1979 as secretary, librarian, reader, cook dinner, nurse, and significant other. Merrill is additionally the writer of Weekends with O’Keeffe (UNM Press). She is the volunteer librarian at Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico.
By Susan Frybort
|In this entrancing poetry assortment, Susan Frybort reminds us of the honor that is living on the middle of daily dwelling. With poems that learn like sacred correspondence among our hearts and our essence, we're referred to as to recollect the wonderment of life's ever altering tide. even if or not it's within the name of a mourning dove, a contemplative shore, or a box of golden wild grass, the reader is left without selection yet to include desire in a transitory international. Written with a intensity of perception and compassion seldom visible, this is often the rarest of first collections. Love and nature poems coalesce like a reverential hymn to the loved: the cherished on the center of each breath, the loved that calls to us as wind, the cherished that is living at the bridge among our hearts. via Frybort's eyes, there's profound value in all issues perceived small. totally every little thing is the liked. wish is a tourist is a homage to the miracle of actual being.|