The Mountain Xpress has published a lovely article about Orison Books and our inaugural title!
“‘[Radulescu is] someone whose work I think is really unique,’ says Hankins. ‘I don’t know anybody else who writes the way she does. There’s something mysterious and metaphysical and searching about her work that I think is perfect for our mission.’
The way Radulescu explains her approach to poetry echoes Hankins’ assessment. ‘Poetry is for me an essentially spiritual inquiry about existence and nonexistence, life and death,’ she says. ‘I think, more than other forms of expression, poetry is a visionary art. … A poem is the only place to experience the language in its essence, in its more untranslatable way, which is, in fact, the real expression of our identity.'”
See the article online here or pick up a copy (if you’re in Western North Carolina) this week!