Charles Hansmann is a poet in his prime and the message he brings in this chapbook-length poem is grounded, meditative, purposeful with understated resonance. A limited edition of 85 utilizing FSC, Green Seal, 80# Royal Fiber cover stock, 24# text papers, Thai endpapers with banana and mango bark inclusions, and linen thread binding hand-stitched at the press.
17A woman drags her breath insideher window. The tide drawsback from shore. Today is bornetoward oblivion remembered.There is clapping, keeping time,and the stressed beats of splendorcount as towels against the damp.All along the street the eveningbrightens as it darkens, soft lightwithdrawing to the lamps, white treescamped beyond the houses.