The poems in Unpunctuated Awe were composed while Joan Logghe was serving as the Poet Laureate of Santa Fe from 2010-2012. These poems were written on site and all were written as love songs for the city and northern New Mexico, her home of 43 years. Joan will also read new works.
My Dark Horses, a new collection by poet Jodie Hollander, covers the emotional territory of growing up immersed in classical music. Set against the charms and vicissitudes of growing up in a family of musicians, Jodie Hollander's beautifully-structured and compelling debut follows the story of a daughter's maturing relationship with her mother. Interspersed with versions of Rimbaud, and always alert to the surreal comedy of the human condition, these powerful and immediate poems chart with huge passion, musicality and insight a complex journey towards familial understanding and reconciliation.
The beautiful, taut, and fierce poems of Kim Cope Tait's Element comprise a movement from one uncertain place to another, the difference between the two being an embrace, ultimately, of what language gives us, as well as its limitations. Life is experience, as is love, and however imperfect our words, they are the tools the poet has for grappling with this experience and, perhaps even more importantly, for connecting with others. Element is about a fierce love ... of another, of language, of walking this earth.