Poetry. The poems in Jacqueline Waters's highly anticipated second book make the rounds of vigilance, distraction, absorption, conviction, and trepidation, via sudden bouts of vertigo and hard poetic work. Says the author, "Some of the poems are asleep, some try to stay awake long enough to learn something, and a few employ a strategy of excessive concern with the process of their own production. Some of the poems are awake at a time they would rather be asleep." The serial poems in this collection ignite both halves of the brain, steering clear of unnecessary intimacy or excessive aloofness as they examine how the feelings of one person are modified by the presence of others.
Author City: SANTA MONICA, CA USA
Jacqueline Waters is the author of two collections of poetry, A MINUTE WITHOUT DANGER (Adventures in Poetry, 2001) and ONE SLEEPS THE OTHER DOESN'T (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), and two chapbooks, The Garden of Eden a College (A Rest Press, 2004) and The Saw That Talked (Minutes Books, 2011). Her work has appeared in 6x6, The Poker, Zoland Poetry, Chicago Review, NO: A JOURNAL OF THE ARTS, Realpoetik, Boston Review, and The Poetry Project Newsletter. She is editor of The Physiocrats, a pamphlet press.
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