by Jack Christian
Jack Christian's charming follow-up to his debut Family System (2012, Colorado Poetry Prize) reads as if compiled of epiphanies had while vacuuming. Weird and profound, and often weirdly profound, these poems make delicate sculptures of the mind's daily work as Christian seeks to reconcile the sacred with the profane, the romantic with the banal, the public with the private self.
Jack Christian is the author of the poetry collections Domestic Yoga (2016, Groundhog Poetry Press) and Family System (2012, Colorado Poetry Prize / University Press of Colorado). He holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Program for Poets and Writers, and an MA in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University. Recent work has appeared in journals such as Green Mountains Reviewand Carolina Quarterly. He teaches composition and creative writing at Westfield State University, and lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts with his wife and daughter. Visit his website here: jackchristian.ink