Show me how to look forward to these things. To see them and pursue. It is something to bark like a dog barks. It is something to wade in the snow like a chicken, lost. My hands don’t feel their fingers, and so my answers come but do not grasp the reason for their caring. Still they care. They take long baths and watch the mud run without spinning down a drain dead center between a world where I breathe under water, and a world where water is the substance of my skin....
"In This Alone Impulse bends syntax way back for maximum impact. Poetry or prose? You're reading." - Terese Svoboda
Shya Scanlon received an MFA from Brown University in 2008, where he won the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction. His prose poetry collection In This Alone Impulse is now available for pre-orders, his novel Forecast - a serialized online project, more about it here: Project Forecast 42 - will be published by Flatmancrooked later in 2010.
About Noemi Press
Noemi Press is a 501(c)(3) literary arts organization based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, dedicated to publishing and promoting the work of emerging and established authors and artists. Forthcoming from Noemi Press are: Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies by Danielle Pafunda (poetry); Your Name Here by Helen DeWitt & Ilya Gridneffand (fiction); Three Plays by Norman Lock (drama); and several chapbooks.
Shya Scanlon: In This Alone Impulse
prose poetry collection
72 pages, $15