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, academic editor, and union activist whose involvement in the San Francisco Bay Area poetry scene spans more than four decades. Starting out as a book-wrapper/clerk for Small Press Distribution and later its director, she has since worked in various roles in nonprofit publishing. She is the author of ten collections of poetry, including LATE HUMAN, THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE, and DAYDREAM. She lives in Berkeley.