Item description for The Blossoms Are Ghosts at the Wedding by Tom Jay...
This is a book of poems and essays. The essays are the variously ripened fruit of the author's passion to scout the spooky verge between language and nature. The imagination precipitated between humanity and the world around us provides the means for our meanings. (As a species we have lived in nature's necessary wisdom far longer than we have in the quicksilver machinations of our wit.) The essays glance off and into the weathered mutual musings of word and world and pry at the nut-smooth knot we daily mouth. The essays aim to finger more finely the threads of their stories. The Blossoms Are Ghosts at the Wedding also hosts a band of witness poems and prose vignettes that want to sing between the live immensity of creation and the stubborn flicker of our awareness.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2006
Publisher Empty Bowl Press
ISBN 1929355351 ISBN13 9781929355358
Availability 0 units.
More About Tom Jay
Tom Jay has worked as a salmon fisherman, a bronze foundry operator, and, for the last seven years, a sculptor. He lives with his wife Sara Mall, also a sculptor, on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State in a "funky" pole house they built in the seventies. A lot of what Tom says has to do with serving a place - the soul of a place, the ghosts of a place. He does this with his art, and he does it with efforts to restore the salmon run to the Chimacum Creek near where he lives.