“Schmitz invests her restless poetic searching with a dedication to truth-seeking
that is unwavering, and with an ethical passion that lends both gravity and intellectual
resonance to her poems …” Read the Review
Contributions by: Adnan Adnan, Sonia Alland, Roy Bentley, Rebekah Bloyd, Lawrence
Bridges, Stephen Campiglio, Andrew K. Clark, Kamil Czyz, Sarah Dunphy-Lelii, John
Grey, Salah Al Hamdani, Miho Kinnas, Isabelle Lagny, Tina Lear, Peter Mladinic, John
Nicholson, Paulo Oliveira Ramos, Russell Rowland, Luci Shaw, Travis Stephens, and
Intricately sculpted poems of modern life from New York City to Southern California—propelled
with a sense of urgency bordering on a vein of chaos that flashes with crystalline
precision of language.
Reading Off Topic is like the expanding moment of stillness in our perception of
time as a rollercoaster free-falls: embedded in the carnival is a mature and lasting
exploration of self, poetry, art, and relationship.
“In his new and selected poems, What Remains to Be Said, Robert B. Shaw gives us
the full human range of his verse as he charts his life from gains to losses, joy
to grief, with irony, wit, and compassion.”—Mark Jarman
In the stillness of the heart in flight, we find poems colored with mindful observations:
birds, humanity, relationship. Set in the lagoons, rivers, neighborhoods, gardens,
cafés, marshlands, and highways of southern Louisiana.