Monday, February 26, 2007
Jordan Stempleman: What's the Matter
112 pages $10.00
webpage http://www.lulu.com/content/629216 or click on posts title.
"Maximizing the tension of line breaks, making the most of each word'snuances, Jordan Stempleman creates a stunning landscape of precision anddelicacy. There are gorgeous moments here, and they always "begin with theactual condition"-this book constitutes a commitment to the beauty of theworld, and a new instance of it."
- Cole Swensen
"In this impressive, replete collection, Jordan Stempleman takes usrepeatedly to this place of contemplation, where only a few rare words arenecessary. We are invited to a course of thinking that locates intensitywithout demanding it-for therein lies the fabled difference between anexploratory and settled poetics, to open out and out again upon presenthistory. This is, quite simply, a wonderful book."
- Paul Hoover