How the End Begins was named one of the best poetry collections of 2016 by Fourth & Sycamore, and is a finalist for the 2016 Foreword INDIES.
How the End Begins
How the End Begins is about the world’s seductions, its incessant clamoring for more which is juxtaposed against the invisible world: the quiet, the call of the desert, and the pull to faith. The book chronicles this move toward faith and away from the “dingen” (things or stuff). How the End Begins is a burning down, a kind of end of the world while, at the same time, a new, triumphant beginning.
“Self Portrait: Polaroid,” from How the End Begins:
Our very own Pharmacopoia blonde In blue powder eye shadow, or Luminous nurse of the locked ward, This sweet, licked delirium. Of teeth, Dirt, and seed. Alone, in my dream Room, listening careful For the second coming.