In the House Magisterial by Seth Jani

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The pensive tone is set in the opening list-poem, “Some Goals for the Year,” where our expectations are transcended to something profound, not the mundane: To make the night work/… To make the body sturdy as a switch/In evil weatherAnd certainly to make the old, half-starved/Warhorse of the heart/…Happy for some hay. Jani’s command of language, rhythm and image, lifts the abstract into poetry. Throughout the book there’s a sense of the ethereal and a thickening poignancy, a haunting loneliness. Surreal images abound with a tenderness mixed in with the melancholy, and hope is in the middle of despair. “Wild Pears” best shows this, but also the final poem, “Meditation on a Sunporch in Maine.” I recommend reading this chapbook of remarkable poems.

–John C. Mannone, author of three poetry collections, including Flux Lines (Celtic Cat Publishing) and the winner of the 2017 Jean Ritchie fellowship in Appalachian literature.

 

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In the House Magisterial

by Seth Jani

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Originally from New England, Seth Jani currently resides in Seattle, WA and is the founder of Seven CirclePress (www.sevencirclepress.com). His own work has been published widely in such places as The Chiron ReviewAbyss & ApexPretty Owl PoetryEl PortalThe Hamilton Stone Review, Hawai`i Pacific ReviewVAYAVYA, Gingerbread HouseGravel and Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry. More about him and his work can be found at www.sethjani.com.

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    The pensive tone is set in the opening list-poem, “Some Goals for the Year,” where our expectations are transcended to something profound, not the mundane: To make the night work/… To make the body sturdy as a switch/In evil weather… And certainly to make the old, half-starved/Warhorse of the heart/…Happy for some hay. Jani’s command of language, rhythm and image, lifts the abstract into poetry. Throughout the book there’s a sense of the ethereal and a thickening poignancy, a haunting loneliness. Surreal images abound with a tenderness mixed in with the melancholy, and hope is in the middle of despair. “Wild Pears” best shows this, but also the final poem, “Meditation on a Sunporch in Maine.” I recommend reading this chapbook of remarkable poems.
    ~John C. Mannone, author of three poetry collections, including Flux Lines (Celtic Cat Publishing) and the winner of the 2017 Jean Ritchie fellowship in Appalachian literature.

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