As I suggested last week with my recently published poem Hunger, food and cooking often appear in my poetry. And it isn't any different with my first poetry chapbook, Unrest, which will be published by Finishing Line Press in January 2013. Unrest illustrates the experience of loss through food, foreign language, travel, visual art, and more. This collection allows what once was to be resuscitated.
Renée Ashley, author of Basic Heart, writes of Unrest, “These poems rest easily in the world because they are so much of it: family, love and loss, mixed inextricably in the crucible of food, of consideration and preparation, literal and figurative, of artichokes and lemon water, tomatoes, figs, of guava paste on dry toast, foods that seduce and sustain us.”
Thomas Lux, author of Child Made of Sand, says, “This is an exceptional debut by a young poet unafraid of being understood while at the same time writing with utter originality. Read this book!”
For a preview, click through to read these previously published poems.
This is a limited edition collection, and pre-publication sales will determine the press run. If you are interested, I hope you will consider purchasing a copy during this pre-sale period by ordering online.