THE SKY POSITION
TOM BLOOD

 

Winner of the 2007 Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry, our inaugural release, Tom Blood's The Sky Position redefines the contemporary lyric poem.

"Clearly, if ever there was a magic casement, it is Blood's. Here, perception becomes a beautiful act of absolute sympathy and attention a continuous evidence of perfect compassion. Never once does Blood diminish or deform his subjects. Rather, he puts his syntax and his self entirely at the service of their well-beloved motion. These are poems for the world, in all its wildness, in all its nearness." - Donald Revell


ISBN: 978-1-934399-00-2
COVER: 2/0, TEXT: 1/1
80 PP, OFFSET
12.065cm X 16.5cm
FIRST PRINTING: 500
2006, 10 USD



FROM PAGE 32, "THE JURISDICTION OF CLOUDS":

where is not the fire where is the wing fly
I am the fire and I am want of the fire
what is not the emergency what is its room

it is not its double, the bank of the river
or the opposite of boats crumpled under
it is them later throwing among us a gas

a man with his foot inside a horse
stuck in the halfway across from us
something inside the arm inside the water

a plant inside the plant in the eye
inside the page a light of a window
extending to our release, a bird