PoemsBook - 2006
"Kimbrell helps us see into the mysteries and losses that haunt our world--primal, incessant, hidden, and true as 'fog rising from our wordless mouths.'"--David Baker
My Psychic is a book about the soul--what it might be, under what circumstances it might show itself to the rest of us curious, bewildered living. The center sequence of poems elegizing his mother's death movingly establishes an unbroken continuity between the living and the dead.
James Kimbrell is the author of The Gatehouse Heaven and co-translator of Three Poets of Modern Korea . He is currently the director of the creative writing program at Florida State University.