POETRY. The poems uncovered in this book have neither outline nor shape. They originate a space where physiognomy intuits intensity. "Around sea's surround sound's me. It becomes me being sound being sea. Any/ me. We. Around Sea's surround sound's we./ She sells Seychelles by the sea shore's roar. Will it last. That is this/ book's chore. Who could ask for more./ Can poetry preserve skies. Yes. A breath at a time./ Come on now. Come on. Come on in"-- Alan Davies. "A brilliant musical work, where the techniques of our times are perfected and abandoned one by one. What goes up, comes down, until the only way out is with it"--Fanny Howe.
Brenda Iijima's involvements occur at the intersections and mutations of poetry, research movement, visual arts, floral and faunal studies and ecological sociology. She is the author of seven full-length collections of poetry, including REMEMBERING ANIMALS (Nightboat Books, 2016), EARLY LINOLEUM (Counterpath Press, 2015), IF NOT METAMORPHIC (Ahsahta Press, 2010), and AROUND SEA (O Books, 2004), as well as numerous chapbooks and artist's books. Iijima is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, located in Brooklyn, NY, and she is also the editor of the ECO LANGUAGE READER (Nightboat Books, 2010).Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA