MIND OF SPRING by Jami Macarty

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MIND OF SPRING by Jami Macarty


42 Pages
Publisher: Vallum
Purchase includes: PDF


Set in a desert borderland, Mind of Spring, a poem in three parts, uses contemplation as a compositional element to call to attention the social, cultural, environmental, and personal mechanisms of war. Written across borders—both visible and invisible—between homelessness and home, estrangement and intimacy, lyric and language, the poem reflects on an accreting grief for the world and meaning of the observed, while offering the reader an alternative to the commodified and monetized.

"palo verde blossoms

speed no different
                      than snow’s

covering     making unknown       this ground

yellows           y y e l l o ws     ggaalore"

    – Jami Macarty

Jami Macarty is the author of Mind of Spring, winner of the 2017 Vallum Chapbook Award, and Landscape of The Wait (Finishing Line Press 2017). She teaches creative writing at Simon Fraser University, edits the online poetry journal The Maynard, and writesPeerings & Hearings–Occasional Musings on Arts in the City of Glass, a blog series for Anomalous Press (FKA Drunken Boat).

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