Rosary Made of Air is poet Joseph Massey's sixth book of poetry. The poems are spare, contemplative, and attentive to both the world within and the world without, despite the isolation experienced during a pandemic lockdown. In Rosary Made of Air, poetry is a means of spiritual and psychological survival, where the sacred and the ordinary are one.
Publisher: Independently published (March 29, 2022) Pages: 80 pages ISBN-13: 979-8417898099 ASIN: B09WYSZT17
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Joseph Massey is the author of Areas of Fog (Shearsman Books, 2009), At the Point (Shearsman Books, 2011), To Keep Time (Omnidawn, 2014) and Illocality (Wave Books, 2015) as well as thirteen chapbooks and various limited-edition broadsides and folios. His work has also appeared in many journals and magazines, including The Nation, A Public Space, American Poet: The Journal of the Academy of American Poets, Verse, Western Humanities Review, Quarterly West; and in the anthologiesVisiting Dr. Williams: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of William Carlos Williams (University of Iowa Press, 2011), Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years (W.W. Norton & Company, 2013) and Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation (Viking Penguin, 2015).