After Economy

After Economy

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A new collection of poems exploring the fine line between abundance and apocalypse. "For some reason, slightly unfathomable, I am reminded of a forest we visited on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido where the annual winter ice festival is held. The forest is sprayed for days by the local fire department, but not before flowers and colored lights have been hung within the branches, so when the whole forest turns to crystalline ice, the lights burn from within, the whole crystal forest glows, and when you walk there, flowers look out from the ice, arrested in full bloom. It is all so unexpected, and so extravagantly beautiful-something essential in such crystallization, and with fire in its core. Well, this vision returned to me reading your manuscript." -Eleanor Wilnershow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 157g
  • Shearsman Books
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 184861537X
  • 9781848615373

About J. L. Williams

Books by JL Williams include Condition of Fire (Shearsman, 2011), Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014), Our Real Red Selves (Vagabond Poets, 2015) and House of the Tragic Poet (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016). She is interested in expanding dialogues through poetry across languages, perspectives and cultures and in crossform work, visual art, dance, opera and theatre. Published widely in journals, her poetry has been translated into Dutch, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, German, French and Greek, and she has read at poetry festivals in Scotland, Turkey, Cyprus and Canada. Williams wrote the libretto for the opera Snow, which premiered in London in 2017, was Writer-in-Residence for the British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh with the artist Catherine Street and plays in the poetry and music band Opul.show more