Evolved from the poet's observation of the daily practice of Tai Chi Sword, these poems evoke the fluidity of martial art practice, the motion of Chinese brushstroke painting, as well as the shifting physical and metaphysical arena that is human relationship. Each poem title is one of the 54 sword movements of Tai Chi, which literally means the outer-most limits, great polarities, and Jones's poems articulate the polarities and synergies of living in a language that is at once intimate and expansive.
About the Author
Alice Jones is the author of The Knot, winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award, and Isthmus, recipient of the Jane Kenyon Chapbook Award. She has been awarded The Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America and is a coeditor of Apogee Press. She lives in Berkeley, California.