“The Jane Kenyon Erasure Poems by Ahrend Torrey invites us into a world of pondering about the creative process. Of juxtaposition and balance. … We find ourselves in a story of humid primal earth and man. A story of choice of perception. In the second section of the book (the text isolated from the erasure images), we read this story in its new incarnation and experience the meditations on mind, sexuality, flowers and sky, darkness and uncertainty.
These poems ask us to question the curtains that we took as certainties. Days and nights. Words and no-words. Guided by scents and an almost spiritual companion of a dog throughout, Ahrend Torrey once again brings us the light and the dark, the dis-ease and the hope. Drawing his respect for Jane Kenyon’s work into his and our imaginations: dark red veins rich with memory and forgetting.”
—Susan Entsminger, from The Sources and Courses of Images, Words, and Ideas
Life is intact.
Run among birches and the black shade of pines
the hills, the woods and stony streams,
like blood cells through a vein.