R Johnson: the eye may be said to be the sun in other form

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Our first ARK PRESS chapbook is now available!!!

Levi Negley's Fruit in Every Path of the Eye 

5.25"x 6.25"
Printed on a laser printer
Limited edition 75


Deeply committed to J Spicer’s “infinitely small vocabulary,” Negley’s Fruit in Every Path of the Eye claims simply to want “to know all/ of the sounds of my house by heart” (“Song of Maryland”). Cleaving to the humility of this proposition startled by impermanence, we find “mountains/ as jagged as grief” (“Song of California”), moments of terrible beauty that open expansively as limits are transgressed: “anything you say is real—/Ly, I love you” (“Song of Montana”). “Holy// star of God” is written in crayon (“Untitled”) and we learn “we must never/ speak of this again” (“Song of Vermont”).

Sneak preview ::

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