No Reason At All
First published in Woodnotes #29, Summer 1996, page 47.
No Reason At All by John Brandi and Steve Sanfield. Yoo-Hoo Press, 1996, 48 pages, paperback, 5½ by 4¼ inches. $5.00 plus postage from Yoo-Hoo Press, Box #5316, Farmington, New Mexico 87499 [address no longer correct]. This is a pleasing surprise of a book that, according to the authors, “began, unplanned, as a kind of call & response between two poets.” The renga-like unfolding of images usually includes two poems per page. Here’s a sample pairing from this recommended collection:
pinned to the cactus
rings of pollen
where the puddles were