A Day of Glass, by Steven Salmoni
A Day of Glass, by Steven Salmoni
Poetry/Literature. ISBN 978-1-946104-22-9
One pleasure afforded by Steven Salmoni’s wondrous A Day of Glass is the quiet judiciousness with which it traces the poet’s necessarily imperfect efforts to delineate and place. But this critical attentiveness turns out to harbor something more intimate and tender: through our tracings we let the world trace itself within us, a reciprocity in which we don’t so much make claims as let ourselves be claimed: “On the other hand, the sea is not the other hand”; “To begin to drift / to remember the form you lose when, as drift, / the sea is unthinkable. If the wave is everywhere, the wave / is everywhere.” — Tenney Nathanson
Glass is a transparent substance made in part of sand. It can be used, with sand, to measure time, in a sand-glass. Windows and greenhouses are made of it. A glass can be used to reflect the self, like a mirror. Glass can be container and ornament. You can drink from a glass. You can see better by wearing glass(es). Watery surfaces often resemble glass. Glass is surface through which the eye sees depth. It is at once a wall and a portal, a form that reveals its own incapacities. Philip Glass is a composer who deals in repetitions that open to reveal the beauty of differences. Steven Salmoni’s A Day of Glass puts all these meanings into play. An illuminating meditation on art as reflection, and as constant movement. — Susan Schultz
Eavesdrop, by Sarah Riggs
Eavesdrop. Poetry by Sarah Riggs. ISBN 978-11-946104-23-6. Poetry / Literature / Art
Listen to Sarah Riggs read from EAVESDROP, beginning March 21 at 7pm.
If in Sarah Riggs’ Pomme & Granite, language shimmers as register of pure light, Eavesdrop’s iridescence signs the stakes of dance. Each sequence, in deploying fresh ways to balance language differences, brings the ear in touch with the whole of thinking bodies, bodies that are elements of the sky — yet knowing when to hit the soundboard of meaning, hard. The stakes are love and the existential tremour of our moment, culled in passim [and in passion] from speech on three continents and dreams and ancient history; or, yet, eavesdropped from ‘interior’ and ‘exterior’ gleanings swimming under a sky full of drones . . . This exquisite pas-de-trois — engaging, as text or subtext, English, French, Arabic, moves toward a stunning finale, hued in the stark black and white of certain cemeteries. — Gail Scott
The Most Darling Buds of English Poetry, Shakespeare, and American Poetry
The Most Darling Buds of Engllish Poetry, Shakespeare, and American Poetry
edited by Luo Yimin, Professor of Literature and of Shakespeare Studies, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
Poetry/Literature/Anthology. ISBN 978-1-946104-20-5. 200 pages.
The Most Darling Buds presents an edition of some of the finest of English and American poems of the last five centuries, including a generous selection of poems (and poems from within plays) by William Shakespeare. The book is intended for students, primarily in China, studying the English language, or English and American literature, and for oral recitation of the poems herein, prepared in a pocket-sized edition that is easy to carry. Of course, we hope all sorts of readers love the poems enough to find the book of value, however they may make use of it.