Poetry. PERIL AS ARCHITECTURAL ENRICHMENT tests landscape as the subject of experience. Propelling awareness vertically and horizontally, it questions how limbs want to move in space, when convivial with treetops, views, and pollen. The poems greet danger—lost narratives/crops, a fall, inundation—and the refuge of a familiar curvature: the turning of long lines becoming the same as building shelter in the wild where a peril can be seen and felt, and to write is to know what's near. Like a designed landscape, Hazel White's poetry delivers a new sense of orientation/a long-sought spatial fluency: "I want to ride in the fur of animals."
"I set this book down and wept.... This book is the most beautiful piece of writing I have read in many years."—Bhanu Kapil
Hazel White is the author of the poetry collection PERIL AS ARCHITECTURAL ENRICHMENT. She grew up on farms in England and now lives in San Francisco.
Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA