Breeze, winner of the 2003 Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry, exudes a material and musical sensibility, informed as much by the sound of a word as it rolls off the tongue as by the ideas it may trigger. In these carefully crafted poems, John Latta traces the process of language attempting to align its measure against the amplitude of the world. His writing recognizes the futility of representing the world while braving the caprice of trying to do so. Made of image, invention, and music, the poetry of Breeze challenges and inspires.
John Latta is the author of Rubbing Torsos, and the recipient of numerous awards, including two NEA creative writing fellowships. His poems have appeared in a wide variety of publications including Boston Review, New American Writing, the Gettysburg Review, Jacket, and Chicago Review.