Edge and Fold by Paul Hoover

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Edge and Fold comes in short couplets that have the pith of aphorisms, but dismantle any expectation of closure. They push thinking over the edge into the folds of all my minds. In this amazing plural space (tenuously tethered to the white of the page) subtle, discriminating intelligences unfold lyric intensity into question, wonder, mystery.


the sound is in the wood

        writing its disturbance

as deeply as it can

        this is called music


Edge and Fold confirms Paul Hoover as one of our important poets. 

—Rosmarie Waldrop