Poet-in-Residence Jonas Zdanys Announces Latest Book, Preludes After Rain

News Story: April 21, 2017

Flying Island Books, ASM, and Cerberus Press recently announced a new book by internationally celebrated poet Jonas Zdanyspoet-in-residence at Sacred Heart University. 

Preliudai po lietaus / Preludes After Rain is a bilingual collection of selected poems that present a mature aesthetic vision, a chronicle of what the poet has seen and what he has imagined presented through many perspectives and narrative voices. In these poems, Zdanys seeks to understand the dimensions of being human and to acknowledge that what we are and what we can know lie deep within and also far outside the limits of storytelling and language.

The poems are distinctive for their crisp and clean images and wonderfully engaging and fresh metaphors, for details both present and remembered, which together define a carefully observed and meticulously presented world, a place in which the human spirit, in the face of defeat and loss and triumph and change, in the passing of the years, remains a constant, resilient, and powerful presence.