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Somewhat Absurd, Somehow Existential
Guernica Editions, Fall 2021
130 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771836043
ISBN10: 1771836040
$20.00 Canada, $17.95 US, £11.95 UK

Through these far-reaching and searching poems, J. J. Steinfeld's work continues to not only orbit a multitude of realities and multifaceted worlds, but also to interrogate various aspects of being, whether they appear as the worldly or the otherworldly, the ordinary or the extraordinary, the physical or the spiritual. As Steinfeld concludes in his poem “The End of the World,” somewhat confronting the absurd and somehow embracing the existential: “I want a poem with a good ending / all the thoughts and uncertainties / and missed opportunities / tied together with metaphoric hope / even if that poem is about / the end of the world / preposterous and ludicrous / as it might be.”

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