Letters To An Albatross by Anita Mohan
|Letters To An Albatross by Anita Mohan|
'No ideas but in things.' In lieu of abstraction and sentimentality, Anita Mohan presents 'real gardens' with real apperceptions in them. More inlooker than onlooker, she enlivens the flora and fauna of this volume with her being-in-the-landscape. In the mind’s ear one can hear Stevens’ beachcombing siren for whom, 'there never was a world, except the one she sang and, singing, made'. These pictorial love songs are the work of an imposingly august imagination.
—Steven Felicelli, author of Notes Towards A Monograph of 'The Moment'
Letters To An Albatross is a lush crosscurrent of peculiarly fine poetry. Her poems are as playful as they are crucial, whimsical and heartbreaking in a wide drifting landscape. Moving with a purpose her language circles “and then the fleet of rays fly / Past the drifting panga, lifting / Shining wide wings / Through the ancient face of water / Like golden sails.” Her poems embody a ceaseless spirit in a work of great beauty and force, of intelligence and stark humility. This is a wonderful, relevant book of poetry.
—Geoffrey Gatza, author of Kenmore: Poem Unlimited and Not So Fast Robespierre
Anita Mohan lives in Mountain View, CA with her two corgis. She is working on a second book of poetry and a novel.
· Paperback: 112 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 9781935402978