Adveniat, haiku of John Martone
Adveniat has an austere quality (which much of your work does), and a feeling of verbal chiaroscuro, reminiscent of Vermeer’s handling of light. There are a variety of foci — religious intimation, personal and impersonal elements relating to others, and the evocation of a spartan, life, all of which intermingle in the context of the collection.
The traditional format lends a feeling of monastic simplicity — a quiet acceptance of an order in a world where there are other possibilities.
Though there are several standout poems, it is as an ensemble that they all work best — the best thing that can be said for any collection.
One thing at a time I drive past rows of Amish laundry Snowbound fields reaching out I repeat myself I don’t know who’s cutting our names into the headstone
Size: 4.25" x 6.5"
Binding: perfect softbound
This reprinted edition may vary slightly in format, but contains all the content of the original Red Moon Press edition.