INDIA RADFAR will read from her new book of poems, Position & Relation, as part of the Woodstock Poetry & Society Festival (At Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY) this Saturday, Aug. 8 at 2 p.m.
This lovely book of poems, written in Woodstock, carries inspiration from various places. Prefaced by “12 Poems That Were Never Written,” the book is divided into three sections, “Natural Megaron,” “Preposition Poems,” and “Lung Poems,” corresponding to three distinctive methods Radfar used to write her way into time and space: settling down with her journal on a hilly overlook after a thirty minute walk; removing prepositions while still managing to talk about her relation to space; writing at a fixed time in the middle of the night. In going as far as she can in each of these disparate directions, she summons with a surprising degree of certitude a sense of how this specific place once affected her writing and her life. This book is about what life was like before she left Woodstock, and specifically, how she discovered in very real terms what mountains can do for language.
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