Synopses & Reviews
Selected for the 2007 National Poetry Series by Naomi Shihab Nye
The prose poems in Installations invite the reader to encounter, in one extraordinary afternoon, a series of twenty art installations where something fantastic, perhaps improbable, occurs at the intersection of installed and imagined, spectator and event. Installations unites personal experience, suspense, and narrative—in those moments when we are forever altered by the mysterious and the enchanted.
In a deeply muddled time in history, Joe Bonomos Installations
shines as parallel possibility. This visually captivating sequence of scenes is magical and oddly hypnotic. You take risks when you step into these rooms. But we need them.
Naomi Shihab Nye
About the Author
Joe Bonomo was born and raised in suburban Washington, D.C. He is also the author of Sweat: The Story of The Fleshtones, Americas Garage Band. His personal essays and prose poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals and magazines. He is a recipient of fellowship awards in both prose and poetry from the Illinois Arts Council, and teaches at Northern Illinois University.