$15.00 • 103 pp. • 1995 (2nd edition)
Illustrated with etchings by Russell Chatham
Throughout the seven sections that are woven into a unified whole, Adnan displays a remarkable sensibility for the precise details that fuse the landscapes of individual and social nightmares. Through an ingenious synthesis of the best elements of the surrealist, cut-up and Language schools of writing, Adnan has attained a unique poetic voice.
—The San Francisco Chronicle
She has an exceptional gift for the mystical delineation of an immediate experience and achieves an otherworldly density of image, line after line. Etel Adnan with this book of poems establishes herself as a major poet who belongs beside internationally established poets like Tranströmer, Bly, Neruda, Vallejo, and Pessoa.
—Eric Sellin, Celfan Review
Etel Adnan is an Arab-American poet and writer born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. She studied at the Sorbonne in France, U.C. Berkeley, and Harvard and taught Philosophy at Dominican College in San Rafael, California. She is the author of more than fifteen books of poetry, essays, and cultural writings. She is a recipient of a 2010 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles National Literary Award. She divides her time between Sausalito, California; Paris; and Beirut.