diurnal

02Mar16

fractal nightmare

Three complimentary copies of Jane Joritz-Nakagawa’s new book of poetry, Diurnal, arrived in my mailbox the other day. The handsome chapbook is published by Grey Book Press and comes in three colors (I’m keeping the silver one). You can get your own copy directly from the Grey Book website.

There are twenty-four numbered poems, each composed of seven two-line stanzas. Here’s a bite-sized bit of (13):

first tremor
entwined with touch

belly in the journey
maneuvers the wind

even the world
nothing follows

direction of the body
grass full of consolation

It’s beautiful work. And equally as beautiful is this Susan Laura Sullivan review of another of Jane’s books, Distant Landscapes.

The cover features a wraparound image that’s based on a photo I took years ago while on a very foggy hike up Mount Kongo. I’m really pleased with how the cover turned out, and delighted that Jane asked me to provide the image for it.

diurnal

 



One Response to “diurnal”

  1. 1 theheartbeatsoftly

    Thanks for the shout out, Trane! Diurnal does look beautiful, and all people involved should be proud. Sue.


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