Against the Brief Heavens



Beau Beausoleil's new book, the first in fourteen years is a collection of extraordinarily compact, concise, stark poems, with great clarity of line.  They are perfectly earthy.  They are about real people in real situations, often domestic, talking real talk.  The subject matter is serious and straightforward.



“What makes the poems original and inventive is his fractured syntax, which turns into Cubist-like collage, and the vast distances between his ideas.  This means that the reader will have to pay close attention and use his imagination to make the leaps the author has made in order to figure out the meanings.  Complex, but do-able”.
Poet and author — Carl Rakosi



Excerpt from the book:

the room is unimportant
to be realistic they understand thought
drink at the table the visitors
written