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Present Conditions (the Hollyridge Press Chapbook Series) Paperback – October 30, 2018

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"Observant, musical, coheres to nature; it's been a pleasure to read Joseph Massey for some years now. A poetry pared down to the essential inside the world where language interacts with itself and becomes the landscape it emerges from. Musically tipped-in to a vigilant consciousness. Cool clear eye and careful ear make for distilled moments of the real. Making a whole from fragments; keeping the now always new."

--Tom Pickard

About the Author

Joseph Massey is the author of Illocality (Hollyridge Press) and a trilogy grounded in the landscape of coastal Humboldt County, California: Areas of Fog (Shearsman Books), At the Point (Shearsman Books), and To Keep Time (Omnidawn).

His chapbooks include Minima St. (Range), Eureka Slough (Effing Press), Bramble (Hot Whiskey), Property Line (Fewer & Further), Out of Light (Kitchen Press), Within Hours(Fault Line Press), The Lack Of (Nasturtium Press), Exit North (Book Thug), Thaw Compass (Press Board Press), An Interim (Tungsten Press), What Follows (Ornithopter Press), and 5 Poems (Tungsten Press).

His work has appeared in many journals and magazines, including The Nation, A Public Space, American Poet: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets, Verse, GeoHumanities, Talisman, and in anthologies: Visiting Dr. Williams: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of William Carlos Williams (University of Iowa Press), Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years (W.W. Norton & Company), Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation (Viking Penguin), The Poem Is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them (Belknap Press), and Renga for Obama (Harvard University Press).

He worked as an instructor and teaching assistant for the University of Pennsylvania's ModPo (Modern and Contemporary Poetry) MOOC, which serves thousands of students, worldwide, at no cost. He now teaches privately.

He lives in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts and can be found online at josephmasseypoet.net.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 2.72 ounces
  • Paperback : 44 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1732513309
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1732513303
  • Publisher : Hollyridge Press (October 30, 2018)
  • Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.11 x 9 inches
  • Language: : English