Poetry for 2020
Jennifer Juneau’s poems aesthetically explore broken relationships, love, the world around her, life, and mental health in clear imagery that conveys life in the 21st Century. She explores her life and world as a careful observer of the details that reflect mood and emotion while letting us feel the glimmers of joy and hope that are possible. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Million Writers Award and a Sundress Best of the Net. It is gathered here for the first time in a collection. Readers will treasure these poems and return to them again and again.
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By a Lake Near a Moon
by DeWitt Clinton
Coming October 1, 2020!
Available for pre-order August 15, 2020.
In By a Lake Near a Moon: Fishing with the Chinese Masters, a collection of 114 poems—variations based on Kenneth Rexroth’s translation, 100 Poems from the Chinese (New Directions, 1971)—respected poet DeWitt Clinton places the poems in a contemporary landscape of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with lyrical scenes of the changes of seasons, the Lake Michigan beach front, bridges across the Milwaukee rivers, and roads and highways of the nearby countryside. While the themes of the classical Chinese poets (8th–13th Centuries)—Tu Fu, Meo Yao Ch’en, Ou Yang Hsiu, Su Tung Po, The Poetess Li Ch’ing Chao, Lu Yu, Chu Hsi, and Hsu Chao—remain the same, these adaptations bring life and energy from Classical China to the modern-day world with the changes in the landscape and temperament of the Chinese poets retold by a respected contemporary American Midwest poet.