Poetry. "WIND MAPS I-VII as a whole has an almost Cantos-like sweep, sampling voices from far and wide, not random but gathered. The unity of the book inheres in the tone of something impending—a mystical apocalypse? All of the words have been blown to their present locations by the force of this Impending/Upending. The book fairly rings with these cumulating/culminating signals—like the ear of a radio telescope receiving messages, just reaching us now, from a long-ago exploded planet."—Andrew Joron
Joseph Donahue is an American poet, critic and editor. He was born in Texas and grew up in Massachusetts. He currently teaches at Duke University and lives in Durham, NC. His poetry collections include RED FLASH ON A BLACK FIELD (2015, Black Square Editions), DARK CHURCH (2015, Verge Books), DISSOLVES (2012, Talisman House), and TERRA LUCIDA (2012, Talisman House).