Surge by Etel Adnan
Essays,  Intergenre,  Poetry,  | $12.95
paperback, 56 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 in
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978-1-937658-85-4

A new volume of aphoristic prose and philosophical poetry from Etel Adnan, whose work The New York Times recently described as the "meditative heir to Nietzsche's aphorisms, Rilke's Book of Hours and the verses of Sufi mysticism." She writes: "Reality is messianic/ apocalyptic/ my soul is my terror."

“Surge, as the title suggests, is a book awash in movement: the movement of mind, of time and of memory. It presents an old poet at home, at night, roving through her recollections of dead or dying friends, landscapes passed through or lost. She muses on unresolvable ideas that have flickered at the edge of perception for countless sleepless nights.”—IAN MALENEY, The Irish Times