Asleep in the Lightning Fields
5.5 x 8.5, 80 pp.
Pub Date: 07/29/2002
Price:        $12.00


Published by Texas Review Press

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Winner of the 2001 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize

Asleep in the Lightning Fields

By Jorn Ake

JORN AKE received his graduate degree in creative writing from Arizona State University. Asleep in the Lightning Fields is his first book. His second manuscript, The Circle Line, awaits a publisher. Currently he lives in Prague, Czech Republic, where he is working on his third manuscript, a book of poetry and photography.

What Readers Are Saying:

"With Asleep in the Lightning Fields Jorn Ake restores the pure and soiled imagery of America in its astonishing transiency, its vivid successions. This is poetry of urgent affiliations and fast candor. I welcome it." --Donald Revell

"Jorn Ake's poems delight in the raw energy that words possess when they are given the necessary space and context in which to perform their magic. We read his poems a little breathlessly, with a delighted, uneasy wonder, ushered into a world where details stand out, good and bad, with a clarity and force not soon forgotten." --David Young


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