Friday, March 13, 2009

A Z Two: Words of Travel by David Giannini

A Z Two
Words of Travel
David Giannini
Adastra Press
ISBN 10: 0-982249500
2009 $18.00

David Giannini slows the process of reading poems, of thinking about the surroundings, the space and all therein. letterpress print on a hand-feed C&P, the
collating and hand sewing of each book, each book becomes the entire world memory:

the rasp of something
owning very little-

perhaps an old man
filing the edge

of his voice, wanting
to receive

and be received
only if

outside of

the taught lessons in each poem, the way the cliffs jut, make shadows, seem stuffed. like a prayer book, A X Two, follows the up and down of a spring stream, river rock, muddy boots stuck by the door. the poems run their current:

ahead at my
tracks already
there as if

spiritual is a word that wants to describe everything, anything in nature, anything someone thinks is beyond nature or one-self. Words of Travel, has all
the elements of leaving behind, letting words go, lighting a fire and sitting with a song of sorrow, the sunset rose peach motions, time ethereal passing..

highly recommended.

Irene Koronas
Poetry Editor
Ibbetson Street Press

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