An attempt to measure, in language,
the impact and implications of a continuous day
on a single life. Various articulations of the externals, time, objects,
weather react with
the internals, emotions, sensibility, perception. It is not meant
to be representative,
but rather a period or area for reflection--in the contemplation and
act of reading.
Joseph Simas is the editor of Moving Letters. He lives in Paris. This
is his first book.
"ENTIRE DAYS (picking up Catullus' line) reminds me of 'A'-9
a little--probing the sense
of words as statement as experience."
"...prevailing tone of minute ontological speculation; it is
as if the writer were gathering
shards for a geology of the intangible... unrelentingly cerebral,
as if the body and its
disruptive imperatives were a mere adjunct to intellection... fierce
sobriety and restraint..."
--Michael Koch, Poetry Flash