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2013 Oregon Book Awards Finalist
Fjords vol. 1 by Zachary Schomburg
Fjords vol. 1 is a collection of prose poems written from dreams obsessed with death in the face of love.
A poem from Fjords vol. 1
"The Woman Who Falls from the Sky"
I am at a fruit stand on the side of the road when a
woman falls from the sky onto a pile of cantaloupe.
She has French braids and is not dead. This is how
everyday starts with us, a kind of waking up into
the day in front of me, and then every night she
falls through a dark hole. I should say this isn't
exactly true, the part about falling through the sky.
The truth is we woke up like the rest of you, in a
bed with our hot mouths falling open. But it was
glorious, a goddamned miracle, the crashing into
and the never dying.
Praise for Fjords vol. 1
"Zachary Schomburg may be one of the sincerest surrealists around." --Publishers Weekly
"Schomburg is possibly the man who will save poetry for all of those readers who are about to give up on the genre." --The Huffington Post
About the Author
Zachary Schomburg is the author of The Man Suit (2007), Scary, No Scary (2009), Fjords vol. 1 (2012), and the forthcoming The Book of Joshua. He co-edits Octopus Books and co-curates the Bad Blood Reading Series. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
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