Thursday, June 01, 2006
Joshua Kryah, former classmate and would-be singer, has won
Nightboat's book prize.
Donald Revell, the judge, wrote, "After we've reaped the whirlwind, what remains to glean? This debut approaches the question and its quiet apocalypse not desperately but,against all precedent, lovingly. And such approach is amply rewarded. In the hollow places of our day,Kryah finds not emptiness, but an echoing sound of wings. In the waste spaces, he finds a spark just now coming alight--for warmth, not burning. Crazy as it may sound, in Glean we have the love poetry of a terrible aftermath we need not, thanks to Kryah, fear after all."
And look: Joshua's got a web site.