An Ethic by Christina Davis
Ethic, An

Foreword by Forrest Gander

Poetry | $15.95
paperback, 68 pages, 6 x 9 in
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-1-937658-09-0


A striking second collection by a poet of minimalist intimacy and magnifying insights

Christina Davis’s An Ethic begins with the death of a loved one and proceeds to widen the gyre of that loss—as constructs of here and now, near and far, human and animal begin to fall away or be questioned. Compared by Forrest Gander to the works of George Oppen, this minimalist meditation looks back to the 19th century ideals of Muir, Thoreau and Whitman, and forward to a new unity.


“Here is a book that has flapped up out of the startled dark of a parent’s death. Into the moment of recognition of a life apart. A part of life. The syntax, precise and probing, repeatedly extends beyond only apparent completions, beyond easy finalities, into an always unforeseen. As though a living hand were reaching out of the poem and—.”
—Forrest Gander