“Money Money Money | Water Water Water addresses not only the economic politics of water, but also the economic politics of investing in your own life. It’s costly, and this book counts the ways. It’s a book of ecopoetics in an unusually large sense—and one that contributes complexly to the genre’s commitment to the political—but it also marks a structural advance in lyric poetry. Sound here is always foregrounded, put completely at the service of a highly poised and highly intentional play of aphoristic, almost ephemeral, passages against grounded, yet open-ended, poems that build into a life—both that of a person and that of a people. It’s a beautiful, seamless book that never stops gathering force—one in which the strength, brilliance, and movement of the phrase is the ultimate ecosystem.” —Cole Swensen
Solids and Non-Solids
The air is solids and non-solids.
The person is solids and non-solids:
Solids and non-solids all the way down.
Halo of leaves. Aura of notes.
No kidding. All the way down.
Forgotten and not forgotten.
Candle. Matches. Needle. Down.
The old-fashioned stream remains.
Lost. Lost. Loster. The mind
saying loster all the way down.
Pink down of the barn-owl.
Wing crushed in mud. The road ditch.