|New from FutureCycle Press|
GALA Book Launch!
Friday, March 29, 2013
7:00 ~ 8:00 pm
Innisfree Poetry Book Store
1203 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302 ~ (303) 579-1644
at Broadway & Pleasant St
For more information: email@example.com
Here’s a taste….
Woven So Entire
I’ll never fall out of this loving,
from where to where could I fall?
When held, in canyon, by riverbank,
in blaze of starfire, or inky pitch of night,
what could I be but desert varnish wept onto rockface?
Turned by wind into purely music, desire’s fabric,
homespun for the Beloved, girdle for his waist,
O most beautiful one,
I have nothing to say anymore.
Love has woven me a coat of quiet.
I was lucky enough to read this in manuscript. How much of what I said about the book made it onto the book I don’t know, but here’s what I wrote for blurb purposes:
Judyth Hill is a poetic transformer whose work lights up the reader’s whole body/mind power grid. Her sensuous lists find the musical in the commonplace and her Blakean insights keep reminding us of the world’s hidden splendor (“The hummingbird’s fierce morsel of a heart races, / even while asleep”). She even channels the voice of the “Songs of Songs”: “Lay me down, then, in the lap of the divine.” At a moment when too much American poetry seems colorless and lethargic, Hill returns to us the shock of something at once new and ancient: the sheer elation of being alive.
And I stand by every word!
You can read more about Judyth here. Hope to see you at the reading!