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Narrows
Benjamin Bloch




Sheep Meadow
2011 • 74 pp. 5 1/2 x 9"
Poetry

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-931357-99-9



History and deep feeling converge in this luminous debut

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“Shaken awake by history, Ben Bloch makes poetry out of his dreams, hereness and distance, simplicity born in beautiful complications. His wild and tame poetry is very well-informed by suffering—his and others’. He may not carry the day for humanity, but he carries its flag. A close reader will accompany the poet down a road that narrows, coming closer and closer to the truth.”Stanley Moss

From the Book:

Still Flight with Oranges

The oranges fallen
from a truck on the highway,
in twos and threes at the shoulder,
rolled into that code three hundred
oranges ago, and I’ve arrived at them,
a rare abundance.

A remoteness of a cause,
a wild-calm of the future
is tumbling down somewhere,
an orange transport over land
that throws down signs
where I can find them.



BENJAMIN BLOCH works as a Clinical Psychologist at Salinas Valley State Prison in California.



Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:20:00 -0500