154 pages perfectbound
"In this oblique exploration of natural history, Charles Alexander brings us the world as an intimate gesture, a speaking
through water. He manages to make autobiography universal and the great outdoors deeply private, and all through his
love of language. That's, finally, where his attention lies -- in the crysallized sentences and vibrant phrases that flit like bright birds through his rich mental landscape."
- Cole Swensen
“Charles Alexander gives us certain slants, various slants, oblique angles into this world, poems written with considerable grace, integrity, and a tentativeness that becomes an ethical gold standard, it own sounded out wisdom, a hold on things as the book artist writes, 'phenomenon of binding without / the least bit of stitching.' So, tell the truth but tell it slant; this book, truthful, and telling."
- Hank Lazer