The Salt

The Salt

by Peter Schireson


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Peter Schireson’s The Salt is a chapbook of 21 poems which touch on a wide range of subjects, including romantic love, the nature of the self, aging, and loss.

Self-Portrait with Tree

I want to have you,

I murmur

to the photograph in an airport

of a tree on a ridge,

its frail silver gelatin silhouette

leaning against a bright sky.

The shadow hovering

at the edge of the frame

must be me.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947021570
Publisher: Unsolicited Press
Publication date: 08/29/2018
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Peter Schireson began writing after a long career, first in education, then in business. His poems have appeared in Quiddity, Hotel Amerika, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Pleiades, among many other journals. His chapbook - The Welter of Me & You - won the Coal Hill 2013 Chapbook Prize. Peter holds a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University and an MFA from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. He is also an ordained Zen Buddhist priest, having trained in both the U.S. and Japan. Together with his wife, Grace Schireson, he edited Zen Bridge: The Zen Teachings of Keido Fukushima.

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