After So Many Fires
The poems in this collection have previously found homes in such journals as North American Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Windhover, and Dappled Things.
Praise for After So Many Fires
"A second life comes to us in music and the rhythms of music, the gorgeous and full-throated and quietly whispered tone and timbre of Jeremiah Webster's stunning, electrifying, and soulful debut collection, After So Many Fires. In Jeremiah's poems death and machines march in lockstep, a macabre soldiering to the end of being. Ecstatically, ultimate Being answers, and the answer, beyond our most hoped for comprehension, is love. Love, pure and with great beauty anchored in mystery. With lyric virtuosity, Jeremiah Webster speaks into the darkest fears of our time with one foot in the temporal, one in the eternal."-Shann Ray, American Book Award-winning Author of Balefire and American Copper
After so much posturing on the parts of pundits, preening celebrities, poets on the picked through street market of the avant-garde; after so much hollow flash, so much essentially genre-bent lineated prose of small epiphanies; after so much, well, else, Jeremiah Webster's After So Many Fires comes out of the Pacific Northwest like rain: greening everything, cleaning the language, sharpening the eye, casting a slant-lit wonder about this whole good God-haunted earth, and, most importantly, allowing again a kind of deep breathing."-Mischa Willett, Author of Phases and Host of Poems for the People
"In these creation stories, these laments and celebrations and soul songs, every life that rises from the perpetual ruin we make and inhabit, every one of us, is mythic. Jeremiah Webster's poems are uncompromisingly aware, which makes their clarity and grace all the more worthy of a new kind of faith, a faith in which you and I and a new one-year-old take our rightful, daily places among the old heroes."-Jonathan Johnson, Author of In the Land We Imagined Ourselves and Mastodon 80% Complete
A Note About the Author:
Jeremiah Webster teaches literature and writing at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. He has written critical introductions for the work of T.S. Eliot (Paradise in The Waste Land) and W.B. Yeats (A Rumor of Soul: The Poetry of W.B. Yeats), both published by Wiseblood Books.
Wiseblood Books, 9780991583249, 128pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2018