In the Bee Latitudes

In the Bee Latitudes

In the Bee Latitudes

In the Bee Latitudes


In the Bee Latitudes, 'Annah Sobelman's second book, traverses and choreographs the places of passion where visible and invisible touch. With extraordinary ability to imagine her way far into an experience, making new moves in the English language at each and every point, Sobelman enlists many voices, questions, and bodies (mostly in Taos and Florence) that press toward Emersonian nature. In vibrant, malleable, and layered syntax, these poems break conventions of lineation and punctuation, each utterance at the frontier of the articulate, yet necessarily pitched toward the insistently visceral.


... a springy fire set inside pear prickles the vocative , a now bubble now that’s a thing

Your nervous system might have been one of the paths on the Tree on earth , oddly like as night where she was musing , under sap , blazed in here , hushed in under cover of , , : ~ a springy fire sets arm in arm on the athlete sea of interpretation bushes

Where the moon was waxing under sap , here we make up the arbornauts travelling around the islands and the forests-of-summers amateurs we called ourselves

~ a forno with which to scratch her nickname , soften a groove into a belt trout pan , her initials into how a highway feels ; ~

: ~ taking space out hanging it up along the clotheslines in that hour of the trees

: ~ the Brancacci chapel winds might have been one of the paths of the tree Blazed in here , hushed in here under cover of painting : ~

The springy fire set by one long experience on earth , ,

On earth , through that roar gap makes through trees ‘ velvet amateurs

: ~ no longer ashamed to be a tree-like belly the I is laid upon , as if emblazoned in vowels it must be the poise of the Linden leaves he is swimming with

: ~ it might have been a structural tense upbraiding in and out of her saying what is the plural of one that on their lapping undersides snake eggs lay their little heads —— . . .

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed


An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.