Joseph Donahue's books include Before Creation, World Well Broken, Terra Lucida (Talisman House, Publishers, 2009), Incidental Eclipse (Talisman House, Publishers, 2003), Dissolves (Talisman House, Publishers, 2012), Dark Church (Verge Books, 2015), and Red Flash On A Black Field (Black Square Editions, 2015). He also co-edited Primary Trouble: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry and The World in Time and Space: Towards a History of Innovative American Poetry in Our Time. His latest book is Wind Maps I-VII (Talisman House, Publishers, 2018).
Red Flash On A Black Field by Joseph Donahue
There is a relentless generosity to Joseph Donahue's newest collection, as seeming everything can find its place among the contours of his poetry. By turns worldly and visionary, Red Flash on a Black Field accommodates Charles Olsen and David Lynch, Nietzsche, and a theology bursting from pure, luminous words of radical intent. In the hands of this consummate craftsman, "consciousness is a continual fire" and the world of words is ablaze."