The East Side of It All







The East Side of It All


By Joseph Dandurand


NOT YET PUBLISHED
0-88971-380-4
978-0-88971-380-2
Nightwood Editions
5.5 x 8 - 96 pages
Paperback - $18.95
October 2020



Dandurand’s work tackles complicated personal and social issues by drawing on his observations of the natural world. His voice is lyrical yet intimate, obscured yet sitting with you at the kitchen table having a cigarette. The East Side of It All is the journey of a broken man gifted with stories and poems who finally accepts his gift and shares with the world his hidden misery and joy:


there was this woman that I fell in love


with but she will never know who I am and I hide


in the back of the room as she goes about her thing


and I go about mine, and once I tried to look


into her eyes but when she looked back, I knew


she was a spirit and I was still a human and she passed


right through me and I felt the coldness of her