Monday, March 09, 2009


This Side of Early - 2nd book of poems by Naomi Ayala

I am very pleased to post this announcement by Curbstone Press of the publication of Naomi Ayala's second collection of poems. I've not seen the book yet, as it's hard to get stuff here in Italy, but I am looking forward to it - a long-awaited moment.

"In This Side of Early, Naomi Ayala exhibits astonishing range, proving that great poetry is worth waiting for. Like Whitman, Ayala contains multitudes; she is a poet with an ethereal vision of another world."--Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Naomi Ayala's poems explore wide-ranging themes in an ever-changing landscape--from the city streets to the introspective solace of the woods. These lyrics deconstruct the political world of man, offer hope through a compelling, lyrical spiritual intimacy, and bridge the gap between the two with words full of ecological intensity.

"Naomi Ayala's strong, supple poems pull a reader right inside. Haunting secrets scuttle along beneath the rafters of every day--she hears them in the mystery of animals and culture and time, connection and disconnection, and sings their resonant song."--Naomi Shihab Nye

This Side of Early

This Side of Early by Naomi Ayala Original Paperback Curbstone ISBN: 978-1-931896-46-7 68 pages $13.95

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