31.10.08

available for purchase...



Books are headed to Switzerland, to Portland... to where Europe is America and America is Europe!





Those who pre-ordered should be getting yr book sometime in the next week!

For those who did not pre-order, now is your chance to order...at the incredibly cheap price of $12.00 !



The Tangent Press announces the release of,



[lapsed insel weary]
by Susana Gardner



please order books by visiting our website:http://www.thetangentpress.org/books.html



"As the title suggests this is a sequence of articulations on the enduring themes of loss, separation, and messy love: love is always messy. But Gardner does not indulge in the easy clichés of introspection or confession: here she conjures up an hypnotic, somnambulistic symphony of exquisite desolation. 'No man is an island' wrote John Donne but Gardner knows that is only a half truth, especially if you are a woman. Against a backdrop of the sea the breaking waters of waves and birth crash through these pages with a contradictory melancholic joy. Her island is inescapable but it has a bird and it is shot through with the vitality of colour and the colour of tenacious life. Disturbingly beautiful."--Geraldine Monk



"Architecturally wild and sturdy, Gardner's book comes from a place beyond fear and despair, from a place of deep proclivity, which is where poetry becomes ancient, modern, and new."--Elizabeth Treadwell



"Susana Gardner’s [lapsed insel weary] is an extended social lyric of longing that refuses isolation because the "grandmany" is all around, in ancestry and memory and books and and shared future. Gardner’s is a language that recovers itself—lace re-tatted, a house rebuilt—and there is grandeur in the recovery. This is poetry full of heart and intelligence." --Carolyn Forché

1 comment:

Jessica Smith said...

awesome!! congratulations!