Sea and Fog
Author: Etel Adnan
Publisher: Nightboat Books (2012)
These interrelated meditations explore the nature of the individual spirit and the individual spiritedness of the natural world. As skilled a philosopher as she is a poet, in Sea and Fog, Adnan weaves multiple sonic, theoretical, and syntactic pleasures at once.
"Etel Adnan sharpens the starkness of the world of matter and anti-matter. These texts are psalms that stretch from the sublime to the violent, journey from Yosemite Valley to a soldier’s jeep in the desert, and gather from Dostoevsky to Scalapino. A history, a gospel, a prayer book, it dwells in the divine."