First book of poems. "Ekiss charts, excavates and re-conjures the desert while traversing his vision-road. It is a lone realm of the always-unfinished, abandoned and burned structures and it is also the place where in the midst of dead fathers, blurred histories and lost peoples, the 'flowering of drought' and the 'cleansing of roots' is possible. In horizon-shaped lines and measured whorls of breath, Keith Ekiss guides us through the brave spaces between fire and desire. A brilliant collection for years to come." - Juan Felipe Herrera
About the Author
KEITH EKISS is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow and Jones Lecturer at Stanford University and the past recipient of scholarships and residencies from the Bread Loaf and Squaw Valley Writers' Conferences, Santa Fe Art Institute, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Petrified Forest National Park. He lives in San Francisco.