Everyone's inner world is worked through by traveling thehistory of pioneers of modernism and that while"perspective" is gained like in the distance of looking at anoil painting, I've tried to achieve this end by concentratingon the flat surface of language and painting and theconcrete music of the 20th C and its link to the music of the poems.
—Jack Galmitz, 2013 Letters
is a difficult work but well worth the effort. Mostof the poems in the collection are not short-verse, butwithin the longer pieces short extracts of gold dust can befound, I'll leave you with this one:
I find you in the robin, in the stems of fishes, In the face of statues of eminent citizens And, when you die and assume another form, I will recognize you and you will be for me all. —Brendan Slater, 2013