About the Book
In the preface to Jeremiad, poet Dylan Swift writes:
“These poems were all composed on my iPhone, often after overhearing a phrase or becoming engrossed in a private thought about the world around me. At these moments I would invariably stop what I was doing and before I knew it I was off and running with an idea. There was sublime satisfaction in putting down subconscious ruminations and letting them evolve, usually during one session, into conscious expressions of what I was thinking at the time. The title Jeremiad was a Word of The Day selection at one of my online dictionary sites, and when I read its def inition I realized I had found a word that matched the tone I wanted for this collection. Because poetry is the most personal of art forms, with its practice leaving its practitioner utterly naked to the world, I humbly ask your indulgence with these lamentations.”
With the fifty poems included in Jeremiad, Dylan Swift has created often unsettling wordplay that speaks with irony and circumspection to the mystery of human existence in an impersonal universe.
American Roger Minick has been photographing the American experience for nearly half a century. His photographs are included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J Paul Getty Museum, George Eastman House, and The Smithsonian. Two previous mainstream photographic books, published by Scrimshaw Press, include DELTA WEST and HILLS OF HOME. The recent books AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICS, SIGHTSEER, CELL PEOPLE, SEEN from TRAIN, UNDOCUMENTED, THE ETERNAL STARE, PARTHENON MARBLES, CORNUCOPIA, EyeEurope, EyeRamblings, and FIFTY are published by Perambulation Press, a self-publishing venture founded by Roger Minick, specializing in fine quality limited edition books. Dylan Swift is Roger Minick's nom de plume.