Knowing full well that the vantage point influences the observer's perspective, Lombardo examines the incongruities, paradoxes and imperfections of daily life. Simple scenes, like a train stopping at a station or hitchhiking or registering at a hotel, are tapped for the mysteries and magic inherent in them. In this collection of prose poems, Lombardo takes the reader—from the deserts of the Southwest to the familiar stone walls, forests and coastal islands of New England—on a journey dedicated to discovering the richness of the imagination.
Gian Lombardo's books include the prose poetry collections BRICKED BATS (Quale Press, 2021), SEEING WITH EYES CLODED, (Quale Press, 2019), MACHINES WE HAVE BUILT (Quale Press, 2014), Who Lets Go First (2010), Aid & A_Bet (2008), Of All the Corners to Forget (2004), Sky Open Again (1997), Before Arguable Answers (1993), and STANDING ROOM (Dolphin-Moon Press1989) as well as the poetry collection Between Islands (1984). Lombardo's translations include Michel Delville's Anything & Everything (2016), Archestratos's Gastrology or Life of Pleasure or Study of the Belly or Inquiry Into Dinner (2009), Michel Delville's Third Body (2009), Eugène Savitzkaya's Rules of Solitude (2004), and Aloysius Bertrand's Flemish School, Old Paris, & Night and Its Spells (2000). He directs Quale Press, which mainly publishes prose poetry, and teaches publishing at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Author City: NIANTIC, CT USA