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Joseph Simas
Entire Days

1985
a poem in progress,
36 pages, letterpress, wrappers
ISBN 0-930901-33-9, $10

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."

--Cid Corman


"...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