Poetry. In NIGHT SCENES, the fourth book from best-selling poet Lisa Jarnot, we are returned to the "first melody" through mock archaisms, neologisms, rollicking rhymes, and childlike delight. Her circling lyrics sing the pleasure of naming itself, with pastoral dreams occasionally giving way to waking life in Brooklyn. Like William Blake's songs, NIGHT SCENES privileges wonder over reason in a triumph of the imagination: "Be jumpy / or unhinged / with joy / enlightened / fry cakes / Staten hoy."
Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA
Lisa Jarnot is the author of four full-length books of poetry; JOIE DE VIVRE: SELECTED POEMS 1992-2012 (City Lights Publishers) was published in 2013. Her Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.
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