Feast Days, a new chapbook by George Yatchisin, is a series of poems about food & wine, need & desire.
“Of course George Yatchisin’s poems are mouthwatering — here is a poet who cares deeply about meals, libations and all of the human rituals that are marked and enhanced by them. But, Feast Days is the work of a master poet, not a chef or a vintner. Ginger root, onions, IPAs, truffles, “brisket and bourbon” — all of these constitute the content of these exquisite poems, but at the heart of this feast are dazzling images, sonic depth that comes when one is in the presence of a first-rate singer and percussionist, and the beautifully-choreographed rhythms of someone who really knows how to dance with words and lines. George Yatchisin knows how to plate a poem, and is wise enough to relish every moment in the process of doing so. This is memorable, distinguished work.”
State Poet Laureate of Rhode Island
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
George Yatchisin is the Communications Coordinator for the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara. His poems have been published in numerous journals including Antioch Review, Askew, and Zocalo Public Square. He is the co-editor of the anthology Rare Feathers: Poems on Birds & Art, and his work appears in the anthologies Clash by Night and Buzz. He also is a freelance food, wine, and cocktail writer for outlets like KCET Food Blog, Sunset, Santa Barbara Independent, and Edible Santa Barbara. He has an MFA from the University of Iowa and a MA from the Johns Hopkins University.
42 pages, 31 poems
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