Phyla of Joy (Paperback)

By Karen An-Hwei Lee

Tupelo Press, 9781932195149, 66pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2012



In poems that roam from the intimacy of prayer to the art of brewing tea, from bamboo-related famine to quasars, the globe's minor seas, and the nuptial flight of ants, PHYLA OF JOY reaches toward ecstasy. Rigoberto Gonzalez calls this book ..". a beautiful and sustained meditation on the impermanence of humanity's essential components: memory, spirituality, emotion, thought.... Contemplative and linguistically sophisticated, PHYLA OF JOY is simply exquisite - 'ink and stanza / flow like wind on grass.'