My new chapbook NO THIRD THING is available for pre-order. I need a certain amount of orders to qualify for a press run. Please help by ordering now. Because my publisher is a small press, they depend on authors to promote sales. Thank you for your generous support, dear friends.
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If Whitman's poems "celebrate" and Dickinson's "interrogate," the verb I associate with Tess Kincaid's beautiful lines is "billow― the poems start small, and before you know it, they're crackling like storms. Let lightning spit fire, let rain spray! said Shakespeare, and that's exactly what happens here.
Tess Kincaid's poetry has a touch of not only intimacy but of immediacy. Her eye, her insight, miss little if anything. She has perfected a succinct style that reveals an experience as it happens, as it gathers meaning. These twenty-six poems evoke a web of discoveries, the way a life is lived, the metaphors of a poet's many lives poured into the reader's own. Ms. Kincaid's work offers a glimpse into the digital age, as well as into our enduring, more common condition.
In No Third Thing Tess Kincaid goes "to the edge,/to the door between either and or" and her poems pull us right along with her. It's a journey worth taking. This is Kincaid's third publication and her best one yet.