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New Poems

by Janine Pommy Vega

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Black Sparrow Press

ISBN: 978-1-57423-207-3
Pages: 144
Size: 6" x 9"
Published: March 2005
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Janine Pommy Vega writes with quiet command of her life and times and of our shared America. Here are protests against the depravities of the prison system and the Washington war machine––political poems that are fierce yet never strident and that always begin in closely observed human particulars. Here too are tender lyrics about family, lovers, and friends; celebrations of the natural and domestic worlds of upstate New York; and remarkably vivid letters home from spiritual sojourns through Italy, Germany, and the former Yugoslavia.

"Vega's poems reflect a deeply felt and aching knowledge," wrote Publishers Weekly. "They 'go' (as Kerouac said) their own patient, unadorned, and dignified way."

Honest, passionate, and exhilarating, Janine Pommy Vega brings her own voice to the Beat pilgrimage. She is changed by her journey through the world, and she changes the world through her words. ––American Book Review
Janine Pommy Vega

Janine Pommy Vega published her first book, Poems to Fernando, with City Lights in 1968 as part of their City Lights Pocket Poets Series. During the early-1970s, Vega lived as a hermit on the Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca on the Bolivian-Peruvian border. Out of this self-imposed exile came Journal of a Hermit and Morning Passage. Her most recent book with Black Sparrow is The Green Piano.