Poetry. These "insomniac episodes" consist of 84 tantalizing descriptions of hallucinated Magritte murals, painted on the inside of poet Joseph Reich's sleepless eyelids. Strongly visual but leaving much to the imagination, humorous, and deliciously paradoxical, they make a delightful introduction to Reich's wryly obsessive way of shaking off the downpour of the world's insanity.
Excerpt @ Sagging Meniscus
Joseph D. Reich is a social worker and displaced New Yorker who lives with his wife and eleven-year-old son up in the high mountains of Vermont. He has appeared in a wide variety of eclectic literary journals both here and abroad, been nominated six times for The Pushcart Prize, and is the author of numerous books of poetry and cultural studies including Drugstore Sushi (Thunderclap Press), TAKING THE FIFTH AND RUNNING WITH IT (Broadstone Books) and Connecting the Dots to Shangrila (Fomite Press).Author City: MONTPELIER, VT USA