New collection of poems by David Weiss, author of Per Diem.
A new collection of poems by the author of Per Diem and six other books. Rarely does a poet demonstrate such mobility, plumbing the depths of the psyche while giving it new sounds, new light, new configurations of consciousness.
“No One Sleeps Tonight is a collection of poems that asks the reader to ‘listen to your being there.’ There is a boy kneeling at the foot of a wheelchair to help his grandmother put her feet on the steel plates; there is a man in love with ‘a dozen of roses’ and the phrase ‘a dozen of roses,’ bloodied and beautiful and musical; a speaker searching for a line of poetry, ‘small night celebrates the great night,’ and finding it by not finding it—which is another way of finding the elusive presence, this time through solitude, that ultimate presence. In fact, all of No One Sleeps Tonight is a small life celebrating a great life through a vision that is so deliciously embodied, it makes you want to rip off the covers, get out of bed, naked, thrust open the window, and let all the evenings of your life visit you again and again and again.” — Matthew Lippman
Poetry. Jewish Studies.