Poetry. The poems in Jacqueline Waters's highly anticipated second book make the rounds of vigilance, distraction, absorption, conviction, and trepidation, via sudden bouts of vertigo and hard poetic work. Says the author, "Some of the poems are asleep, some try to stay awake long enough to learn something, and a few employ a strategy of excessive concern with the process of their own production. Some of the poems are awake at a time they would rather be asleep." The serial poems in this collection ignite both halves of the brain, steering clear of unnecessary intimacy or excessive aloofness as they examine how the feelings of one person are modified by the presence of others.
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Jacqueline Waters is the author of COMMODORE (Ugly Duckling Presse), ONE SLEEPS THE OTHER DOESN'T (Ugly Duckling Presse) and A MINUTE WITHOUT DANGER (Adventures in Poetry). More recent work has appeared in Chicago Review, Dreamboat, Fanzine, Harper's, Little Star and The American Reader.Author City: SANTA MONICA, CA USA