Raymond Warren Johnson, The Swoosh of Heron Wings

"For many years, I've heard Ray Johnson read his poetry, and now, at long last, he has gathered his poems together under the mythic ensign of the heron's wing. The sensibility here, the rhythm of the song is romantic in the true sense of the word, and Ray is ever attuned to the desert, the moonlight across the mesa, the cholla, the Brother Coyote. Ray Johnson's poet voice does not have to yell. In his quiet assurance, Johnson's Swoosh of Heron Wings captures the poet's inner dialogue with the outer world, an intermedation bbetween reflection and action engaged through the music of language."--James Burbank

"'Acknowledge, accept, expand,' writes Ray Johnson, laying out his poetic program in Swoosh of Heron Wings. In lyrically charged language Johnson acknowledges the power of poetry to expand consciousness. By turns wise, beautiful, and perceptive, Johnson's poetry is pleasure to the ear."--John Tritica

Event date: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Bookworks
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107