Author: Ted Pearson
Publisher: selva oscura press (2022)
"Ted Pearson's new volume of poems, Durations, is paralyzingly simple only until Pearson springs upon the reader what the poems are about, and what they are about doing. The poems seem to be about writing poetry, but really, they are about the fever, the fervor that breaks the paralysis, the seizure, the complacent holing up that has stricken these times of pandemic, political catastrophe, and racial reckoning. These poems, in their reclaiming bewilderedness, possibly start the new conscience on a path from paralyzed stasis toward healing."