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Flux by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa Now Available!



 Words conflate and peel apart with equal ease in Jane Joritz-Nakagawa's poetry. Elliptical but charged by that desire to traverse absences in search of deeper truths, the language in FLUX opens and closes like a fist -- full of haiku-esque moments, fragmented to epigrammatic revelations, tensions, and lyrical, poignant releases.


Give moving a chance! Perhaps part Acker, perhaps part Ono, FLUX features language agent Joritz-Nakagawa as she writes her way out of a self-torn, flower-torn, money-torn zone . . .


In Jane Joritz-Nakagawa's FLUX, we encounter a poetic temperament equally at home in the openness of the personal lyric and the laser-sharp probe of social commentary. In her dexterous handling of lineation and compression, the poems oscillate— challenging us to reconsider just about everything we hold dear. Some things, as she says, cannot be translated; yet, with the help of these poems, we are better prepared for what the strange world offers us.


About incidental music (2010) and notational (2011):

. . . these collections show a poet in full control of her powers and pushing the boundaries of poetry, a fearless and challenging writer in the mode of Lyn Hejinian, Alice Notley, and Susan Howe.

—STEVE FINBOW, The Japan Times

Book Information:


· Paperback: 104 pages

· Binding: Perfect-Bound

· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 

· ISBN: 978-1-60964-155-9



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