“Every book imposes its own method.
Every book may finally be only the
reflection of its method.” —Edmond Jabès
Absorb the materials
along this day’s
obstructions of composition
Open a word, a sentence ascends,
Temple of textures
harbinger of the recollected
Every shadow its book
Being a honeycomb process
ore wind words
Eléna Rivera's third full-length collection of poetry Scaffolding (2017) is available from Princeton University Press. Recent chapbooks include LE SOUCI FORMEL/ the formal concern from Belladonna* (2016) and her bilingual artist book Disturbances in an Ocean of Air (Estepa Editions, France, 2016). She lives in New York City.
the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan