Brooklyn Arts Press
Pub Date: March 1, 2013, 72 pages, $14.95
Brooklyn Arts Press is pleased to announce the publication of Jackie Clark's debut collection of poetry, Aphoria.
Join us for Jackie's book party with friends & readers Amy Lawess & Paige Taggart at 7 PM on March 22nd at the Lu Magnus gallery in New York. Click for more details.
Praise for Aphoria:
Jenny Boully: "Jackie Clark's poetics is a poetics of spying on the prismatic philosophical underpinnings of fate. We live and love in her hopes and surrenders."
Ben Mirov: "Few poets have the ability to record the gossamer strands of their own cognitions as Jackie Clark does. The poems in Aphoria are miraculous in the way they map a topology of quotidian thought in unassuming yet radiant language.Aphoria is something like a blueprint for the invisible architecture of the human soul. Not so much the soul that belongs to Jackie Clark, but the one that belongs to and connects all of us."
Mathias Svalina: "Aphoria constellates fragments of memory, cityscape, images, & imaginings into serial poems both contemplative & seductive. It draws the reader into an embrace. Through this, the book develops an epistemology of gravity, of holding, countered by the inevitable failure to accurately remember being held. These hushed & biting lyrics are centripetal, circling the arcane core of a person’s experience.
Jackie Clark is the series editor of Poets off Poetry and Song of the Week for Coldfront Magazine. She is the recipient of a 2012 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, a contributing writer for The Rumpus, and is the author of three chapbooks: Office Work (Greying Ghost Press), Red Fortress (H_NGM_N), and I Live Here Now (Lame House Press). Jackie lives in Jersey City and can be found online at nohelpforthat.com.