In the tradition of NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, this collection is largely the result of writing a poem daily in the month of April 2022. The title of this collection, Ars Poetica, was the theme I had in mind. Writing poems daily imbued one with a sense of purpose and it is, as Jane Hirshfield said, language waking up in the morning and looking into the mirror: what it sees, and how it answers that world. Here then is a true-to-life, quotidian response, or how I processed the world in my head, or life as a spiritual experience. While it isn’t possible to cut up a brain to see its spiritual contents, it is possible to read the poems to see what’s inside one’s head. That is magic maybe or perhaps, just poetry.
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