Poetry. "Swift and rich, an entire world passes here in vivid glimpses. Loosely based on Japanese tourist manuals from the 1930s, these minimalist distillations are flavored with an ambient exoticism that never quite adds up to any real place on the map; instead, they create one on the page, rooted in tight sounds and startling juxtapositions. 'Tiny altars/salt and pepper'—Coulton's ear and eye are deft at picking out the other within us and dazzling us with its flares"—Cole Swensen.
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Valerie Coulton is the author of OPEN BOOK (Apogee Press, 2011), THE CELLAR DREAMER (Apogee Press, 2007), THE LILY BOOK (Fourteen Hills Press, 2004), and PASSING WORLD PICTURES (Apogee Press, 2003). Her work has appeared in Front Porch, kadar koli, NEW AMERICAN WRITING, Parthenon West Review, and e-poema, among other periodicals. She lives in Barcelona with the poet Edward Smallfield.Author City: BARCELONA SPA