Blue Smoke Spirals From the Chimney

Blue Smoke SpiralsBlue Smoke Spirals from the Chimney. Joe Mulligan. 2011.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9795844-4-2, 6″ x 9″, $10




Joe Mulligan’s poetry is always moving inward, and the strength of these remarkable poems is that we trust each journey that the poet takes us on. Nothing rings false in these poems, they hold the quiet uneasy truth that is lodged in the everyday that we all move through.   ~ Beau Beausoleil, author of Concealed in Language

A pale blue collection of poems, all with the simplicity and intensity of the poet Shi Wu:

Ink, rice paper, a brush.

He survived on bamboo shoots

in the mountains of Zejiang Province

seven hundred years ago.

Though he suffered in winter,

the poems are in love.

Join the poet and his ghostly companions: much will be revealed.