Poetry. Religion & Spirituality. Relentlessly playful and celebratory, GO WITH ME meditates on life with young children, holding one's beloveds close, making art, embracing the death of a mentor—the proximate contiguous to the infinite, all and nothing, one and the other. Hayes sketches his lyrics against the canvas of interstellar space, the frame against which all else is known—mountains, rivers, wind, Disneyland—"a radical dispossession" wholly immersed in the immediate pleasures and discomforts of daily life. Joyous, even in the face of death and loss, go with me revels in presence: "this ravine and this gulley this runnel this other river another river this letter," this litany of loves neither punctuated nor constrained, present 'mid the plethora.
Jared Hayes tends to shadows and their ghosts in Portland, Oregon. Hayes is the author of go with me and THE DEAD LOVE: HANDS AND MORE HANDS TOGETHER (Black Radish Books, 2011), Bandit from Little Red Leaves' Textile Series and GO WITH ME (Black Radish Books, 2017). Enjoys being in the company of the Dusie Kollektiv, Black Radish Books, and Livestock Editions. Jared's poetry can be found. Author City: PORTLAND, OR USA