Poetry. Three sets of short poems from life, at times pointedly personal and at others omniscient, partisan, comic, and furious. Taking its title from Shelley's unfinished poem "The Triumph of Life," the book refers periodically to the great procession of history and people named there and shares the nerve of Shelley's unintentionally final question.
Jean Day is a poet and editor. Her books include LATE HUMAN (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2021), TRIUMPH OF LIFE (Insurance), DAYDREAM (Litmus), ENTHUSIASM (Adventures in Poetry), THE LITERAL WORLD (Atelos), The I and the You (Poets & Poets), A YOUNG RECRUIT (Roof), and Flat Birds (Gaz), as well as several chapbooks. Recent poems can be seen in Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, The Delineator, Across the Margin, Open House, Breather, and Jongler (French). She lives in Berkeley, where she works as managing editor of Representations, a scholarly humanities journal, and does advocacy work for members of the University Professional and Technical Employees Union (UPTE). The recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council, the George A. and Eliza Howard Gardner Foundation, and the Fund for Poetry, Day has also benefited from the generous support of the Millay Colony, where LATE HUMAN (UDP, 2021) was completed.Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA