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.
"I admire Jorn Ake's poems for their unique blend of the familiar and strange, and I mean truly strange. But I also mean truly familiar, for these poems bring us, for example, among chickens, or along furrows, or into what seems an ordinary garage: the truly familiar, which divulges its strangeness with grace, sharpness, and haunting memorability. Asleep in the Lightning Fields is an arrival to be celebrated." Henry Taylor, Final Judge
"With Asleep in the Lightning Fields, Jorn Ake restores the pure and soiled imagery of America to its astonishing transiency, its vivid successions. This poetry is of urgent affiliations and fast candor. I welcome it." Donald Revell