Cardinal Directions by Ed Taylor
In "Cardinal Directions" poet Ed Taylor leaves the center behind. References fall like dogwood petals. One feels the pull of the planet, the depth of the tide, and more. The compass is the book itself.
Ed Taylor is the author of the novel Theo, the poetry collection Idiogest and the chapbook The Rubaiyat of Hazmat. His prose and poetry have appeared in a variety of U.S. and U.K. periodicals and anthologies, and in 2016 he collaborated with choreographer Carlos Jones to create the dance/spoken word performance “5 Skandhas.” He is the recipient of writing fellowships from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation and the Virginia Commission on the Arts.