Here's cause for thanksgiving: the second book from poet Jay Wright in one year. Just months ago we had the lyric "equations" that comprise MUSIC'S MASK AND MEASURE, from the ever-resourceful Flood Editions. Now from LSU PRESS, the same publisher that brought out his COLLECTED POEMS, comes THE GUIDE SIGNS, perhaps Wright's most extensive exploration in form and a return to Wright's fascination with the concept of Nommo.
"What is the melopeia of density, norm
and structure of an intrinsic state? Call it form
managing power: di, nyama, continuity."