prose po­ems by Eve Joseph

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“The il­log­i­cal must have a logic of its own…” This dec­la­ra­tion, re­counted in a piece early in the col­lec­tion, could be taken as a premise for the book as a whole. These mini-fa­bles, ekphras­tic tales, and the lovely ele­giac se­quence that com­pletes the book each demon­strate anew that the real is un­der­pinned by the sur­real, rather than the other way around. Read each one slowly, and watch it blos­som in the in­ter­stices of what might once have been con­sid­ered or­di­nary life.”—roo Bor­son “Eve Joseph hands us the golden key that un­locks an iri­des­cent won­der; her prose po­ems glis­ten. Fol­low­ing Charles Simic’s dic­tum, she keeps them spare and tells us ev­ery­thing.” —M.A.C. Far­rant, au­thor of The World Afloat

86 pages | $18 ISBN: 978-1-77214-119-1 May

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