BLITZKRIEG by John Gosslee


BLITZKRIEG by John Gosslee


62 Pages

Publisher: Rain Mountain Press
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John Gosslee's second book, BLITZKRIEG, covers a lot of territory, literally, from the Atlantic Ocean across the United States to the Pacific Ocean in prose and just as much ground figuratively in the thirteen poem sequence that begins the book. BLITZKRIEG begins as a 13-poem sequence that progresses through a number of cities, symbolic locales and hauntingly provocative metaphors. The non-narrative style of the sequence was inspired by the life-changing poem "Portrait of an Inner Life." Introduced by a four panel illustration of "Portrait of an Inner Life" by cartoonist Yumi Sakugawa, the third chapter features 25 pictures of the poem posted by street teams in Chicago, Los Angeles, Pheonix, Charlotte, New York and other cities. Photographs of the poem in a bottle taken by Brandon McCrea and three full size paintings of the poem by artist Scott Kirschner demonstrate how fine artists visualize the poem.

John Gosslee is the editor of Fjords Review. His first book 12: Sonnets for the Zodiac (Gival, 2013) was nominated for the National Book Critic's Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He rides a motorcycle almost every day of the year and lives in Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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