(Freeport, NY) Giant Steps Press is pleased to announce the publication
of Planetary Motions, a new book of poetry from Hudson Valley writer William Seaton. The volume includes lyrics written since the author’s last collection Spoor of Desire as well as Seaton’s sound poems, which he calls “adult nursery rhymes,” and translations from German, Greek, Latin, and French. In the foreword Seaton describes his works as “snapshots of consciousness reflecting glints of shattered truth which I wave in the dark like a blessedly naïve child with a sparkler.”
In advance reviews Kirpal Gordon praised “the music these poems make and the momentum they create” with a “just-so-ness of phrase and sound.” Steve Hirsch said Seaton reveals “new heart-treasure and insight into who we are.” For Janet Hamill “he establishes an elegant pattern with this kaleidoscope of words.”
Seaton has long been active in the Hudson Valley poetry scene. He ran the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series, co-founded the Northeast Poetry Center and taught in its College of Poetry, and worked with the Seligmann Center for the Arts, producing numerous artistic and scholarly events including the Surreal Cabarets of performance art. He maintains a “largely literary” blog at williamseaton.blogspot.com.
The book is available from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MS5KNJB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=seaton+planetary+motions&s=books&sr=1-1.
Founded in 2011, Giant Steps is a small New York City press named in tribute to the classic John Coltrane album, specializing in publishing books on jazz and jazz-influenced poets.