Lyrical Enigmas and Prosaic Visions Await Readers in New Poetry Book

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Author J.S. Venit’s poems capture ‘L’Air du Temps’.

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Every poem and every book of poems is unique according to J.S. Venit, author of “Green Colorless Ideas” and “In the Time of Things.” “L’Air du Temps,” Venit’s ninth volume of poems, reflects another blend of influences from without and within.

Venit’s enigmatic poems and captivating lyrics fuse into a resplendent menagerie that lifts readers to strange heights and plunges them into unfathomable depths. Each poem is a journey of imagination and sensation, an exploration of what lies inside the heart and mind, a search for mirror-fragments of times and places both remembered and dreamed, for which there can be no summary, no condensation or simplification.

“I’ve been living with / the willow of American / speech in a hollow where / the seasons seem old / the stars of September / seem worn and in that / moment we always imagine / the worst,” Venit explains in “The Wolf and the Sufi,” continuing with: “Later we imagine the past / when it’s light enough to read / by and we can get out of these / second-hand clothes.”

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J.S. Venit has written eight previous books including “Potrait of a Mood on Stilts,” “Skating Backwards,” “In the Time of Things,” “Green Colorless Ideas,” “Paper Losses” and “The Wrong Kind of Snow.”

L’Air du Temps * by JS VENIT
Publication Date: January 31, 2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 136 pages; 9781493165131
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 136 pages; 9781493165148
e-book; $3.99; 9781493165155

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