2011, Writers and Books (First Edition)
2022, Firebird Press (Second Edition)
Kenneth and Geraldine Gell Prize, 2011
84 pages, paper
These are poems of vision and discovery deepened by experience in the world, praise-songs that embrace the beautiful trouble of being alive, spells which include history, human relationship, and the healing power of silence.
"Jay Leeming has his own way of thinking which isn't like anybody else's. His most individual poems come from that surprising angle of vision that mark him as a real poet. His poems are witty, winged beings that dive straight to the playful, lunatic heart of human companionship." —Robert Bly
"In poem after poem...the poet tongues his way into pools of rhythmic and storied music, into poems that become smarter than he is...When we accompany Jay Leeming in this breakthrough book, we ourselves become poets. Such is the gift of his Miracle Atlas." —William Heyen, author of Crazy Horse in Stillness