Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Joseph Hutchison: The Earth-Boat



The Earth-Boat

from Folded Word

Rocklin, California

(2012)



A Taste of Mexico

Three tequilas: / mind lucid . . . tongue / thick with strange words.


“The eighteen poems in this collection take an arc-like journey through western North America. Colorado, Mexico, California—regardless of place, Joseph Hutchison finds a way to commune with nature and communicate with people. These poems simultaneously describe focused moments and broad narratives in language infused with the inhabitants and sensations of each place. Crows. Comets. Mountains. Oceans. Joseph’s description of this earth-boat we all share is so engaging that ‘for a few breaths [you may] feel it drifting.’”


6 comments:

Joseph Hutchison said...

I'm tickled that this found its way to you, William. Enjoy!

William Michaelian said...

I will, Joe. Congratulations!

martinealison said...


Gros bisous et tous mes voeux pour 2013.

William Michaelian said...

Best wishes to you, too, Martine. Thank you.

Aleks said...

All the best to you and yours from your faraway friend.Happy new year!
Aleksandra

William Michaelian said...

Happy New Year, Aleksandra! I’m glad we’re in the same Earth-Boat....