Ira Joe Fisher's first full-length collection of poems, Some Holy Weight in the Village Air, is written in a soft, pastoral tone, yet these poignant poems strike understanding in a subtle language that is as daring as it is beautiful. In this collection Ira Joe takes us all home only to return from the journey more enriched than when we began.
...this is a splendid first collection filled with passionate, wry, wise, still crazy, lucid, and original poems. Some Holy Weight in the Village Air should be read by book buyers in their thousands.
Fisher is a master poetic craftsman and storyteller who always asks the reader to delve ever deeper into both poem and self. A heartfelt find of a book.
In the tradition of Edgar Lee Masters, E. A. Robinson, and Sherwood Anderson, Fisher chronicles small-town life, its scandals and secret tragedies and small undoings...a moving collection and a complex vision.
If you enjoy language that often dazzles and is always compassionate, immediate, powerful, and tender; a language that explores what it means to be human in all its complexities, then immerse yourself in Some Holy Weight in the Village Air again and again.