Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our World Is Spinning with ROTATIONS by Jake St. John!

NightBallet Press is very pleased to present a book that will spin you "right 'round baby right 'round":
Rotations by Jake St. John!

cover photo by George Wallace, used with permission
Rotations by Connecticut poet Jake St. John is a 20 page book that contains, as John Dorsey has written, "daily offerings in the act of living".  St. John takes you on a walk through beautifully written meditations and reflections as he explores the world around him.  Don't be deceived by the brevity of this collection; St. John packs a punch of insight with every line. 

Dorsey writes about Rotations:

"Taken piece by piece the gems in Rotations may feel like pebbles in our shoes, but they are merely parts of a whole, meant to be experienced together and then sent back out into the world. This collection of daily offerings in the act of living is anything but routine. In fact, every time I go back to them they move just a little bit, changing color like fallen leaves. That’s all any of us can ask for, a little excitement from time to time as we walk down the street and around the corners of the sky we’ve chosen to dance beneath and maybe a few words of wisdom for all of our restless nights, this book is full of them, it will leave you changed like the seasons. At least I think so."

Jake St. John is the author of several collections of poetry and pamphlet poems, including I Talked to the Moon (Wandering Head, 2012), Looking for Sunflowers (Good Cop/Bad Cop, 2012), and Change of Address (Unarmed, 2010). His work has appeared in numerous literary and arts magazines, such as The Blue Collar Review, Big Hammer, and The People's Tribune.  Since 2007 he has served as the editor of Elephant and co-editor of Flying Fish.  A truly excellent video of St. John reading his poetry can be found here.

photo by Colleen St. John, used with permission

Rotations is printed on crisp white paper; the cover is a two-toned gray cardstock with a dark charcoal cardstock insert.  The striking cover photo is artistically rendered by NY poet George Wallace (no stranger to NightBallet Press readers!). 

Rotations is available beginning today, January  20, 2015, for only $5 plus $3 shipping/handling. The best way to experience this book is by going to a Jake St. John reading and having the poet sign a copy for you, but if you are unable to make that journey, you may order from this website through PayPal.  The book will also be available on Amazon.  Begin your journey, hand in hand with St. John, today!