EARS by Jared Stanley Reviewed in The Poetry Project Newsletter

EARS by Jared Stanley Reviewed in The Poetry Project Newsletter

"In EARS, Jared Stanley uses language to try, as much as one can try, to posit the self onto an invisible line. One where what is sensed, felt and remembered, is met at a crossroads between what the world gives hin, how he lets it in, and how he makes it public. Sometimes that line is tender, sometimes it's contemplative, and sometimes it's interrogated. He presents a threshold on the same plane as whatever happens afterward. And in that, creates a poetry that exists in between the self and the experience of the self with an other. EARS might suggest that consciousness has no clear location--that it exists only in relation to how an individual perceives the awareness of a stimuli, and how they react to the moment of awareness. and that it is acting and listening to that awareness, between memory and presence, which brings an understanding to being alive in the world..." --Rijard Bergeron for The Poetry Project Newsletter