The Geometry of Wishes
6 x 9, 96 pp.
Pub Date: 03/16/2018
Price:        $15.95


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The Geometry of Wishes

Randall Watson

In Randall Watson’s The Geometry of Wishes, as much a subtle narrative sequence as it is a collection of lyrical meditations, an ecstatic generosity arises from an elegiac base, moving through our inescapable patterns of loss to emerge as an invocation of our mutuality, our tenderness. Refusing easy sentiment, these poems, resonant and limber, traverse the complexities of longing that beguile us, deepening our lives, giving them both gravity and lightness.

Teaching Myself to Read

I want to call it autopsia,

I want to call it aubade,

I want to call it tendernessreturn:

in the flower’s throat
the history of bees

RANDALL WATSON’s first book, Las Delaciones del Sueño, translated by Antonio Saborit and with a preface by Adam Zagajewski, was published in a bilingual edition by the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico. His collection The Sleep Accusations received the 2004 Blue Lynx Poetry Award and his novella, Petals, under the heteronym Ellis Reece won the 2006-07 Quarterly West Novella Competition.  He is also the editor of The Weight of Addition, An Anthology of Texas Poetry, published by Mutabilis Press.


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