We are privileged to have worked again with North Dakota poet Rodney Nelson on presenting his second Middle Island Press chapbook, Sighting the Flood (ISBN 978-1-4675-7626-0), a sophisticated account (with translations from Swedish and German) of recurrent flooding in his area.
From the MIP website:
“Rodney Nelson’s Red River prairie is a seabed, and in flood time the brown waters seem to reach out toward the old shores. Of late, he says, ‘a spring emergency has become routine. Forecasted river levels keep changing. Temporary dikes go up. Everyone is prepared to join in; and at one point the governor makes a public call on Washington for emergency assistance. The so-called flood flight has become ritual and a dark source of pride.’ Some of the poems in Sighting the Flood touch on this annual crisis and the prairie minds that have to undergo it.'”
Sighting the Flood is now available at Amazon.com as well as the Middle Island Press website. As always, we encourage readers to share a kind review.