In “Smoke & Dust”, Perry Woodfin sews together poems that are rooted in the everyday and that blanket romantic desire, veils of secrecy, and the mysteries behind the ordinary rituals of life. Whether just sipping coffee and watching the sea, observing raindrops slide down an airplane window, or listening to a dripping faucet, what would appear normal, reaches a new stage of poetic discovery. With flashing wit and insight Woodfin uncovers what is common to all of us with eloquent warmth and glowing passion. Illustrated by Woodfin, “Smoke & Dust” is an edgy contemporary look that speaks to life in America, a poetry book we don’t want to wake from.
Perry Woodfin has a BFA in Painting and Sculpture and has been making a living with his art since 1965.