Poetry. "With SELAH Joshua Corey joins a generation of exciting first-book poets who apply the fundamental poetic gift of the ear, in new ways. Sheer richness of language, and in the best poems cadences layered like those of Wallace Stevens, guide the reader through Corey's extravagant, playful, fantastical, and profuse otherworld" - Robert Pinsky. "He has gone so far into disillusion and aporia that he seems about to emerge out the other side, as through one of those suddenly wavering, watery space- and time-walls in a science-fiction film. What if it is as he says: 'my mouth is full of his breath. / His tongue is in my mouth, and his name / is every body I see'? Selah: lift up! He keeps you hooked; he keeps you tantalized" - Cal Bedient.
Zack Finch in Boston Reviewauthor blog
Joshua Corey is the author of four books of poetry: The Barons (Omnidawn Publishing, 2014), SEVERANCE SONGS (Tupelo Press, 2011), Fourier Series (Spineless Books, 2005), and SELAH (Barrow Street Press, 2003). He lives in Evanston, Illinois with his wife and daughter and is an associate professor of English at Lake Forest College. This is his first novel.Author City: EVANSTON, IL USA