Do You See?
My short collection of poetry BLUE VESSEL is out from the small press Les Editions du Zaporogue, Denmark. Editor Sebastien Doubinsky (himself an acclaimed writer and editor) did a fab job with it. The Skidmore College poet-professor and NYS Summer Writers Institute director Peg Boyers wrote a foreword for the book.
It’s a print on order book, as well as it is available as a downloadable pdf. You’ll buy it, won’t you! Just for 4+ dollars and some love 🙂
This book thing happened only recently. And the other wonderful thing that happened connected to “Blue Vessel” is that well known Indian poet Sudeep Sen cited the book as one of the best poetry books of 2012 in India!
Perhaps it’s okay to post a poem from the collection. So here you go:
Most of the canvases – gouache or oil – are
wide to the point of distraction, left or right
most of it a rainbow garden or just too apparent
one appreciates them better with closed eyes
The terracotta is always standing, spirited
arms or sabers raised, hooves high in the air
ceramic orbs sport slithering lights on silken heads
after a while they too melt in our infinite stare
There are of course those perky glass forms, bright
like our eyes scanning them, not seeking at all
they grow like vines on walls or kitschy pedestals
forced to wait, until we finish skimming over the rest.
What does one write in “Etc.”? I’ll return. Edit and write a few more lines.