The East Side of It All

The East Side of It All

By Joseph Dandurand

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