Eric Weinstein

Eric Weinstein‘s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Best New Poets 2009
anthology, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Ploughshares, Southern Review, and others. He lives in New York City.

California State of Mind

By Eric Weinstein

There’s a long tradition in poetry of psychological and emotional life taking on geographical elements—that is, the interior mirroring the exterior, and vice versa—and one that is specific to the borderland, the periphery, of California. Jennifer Denrow’s California continues this particular tradition, writing into the same space enlivened by poets like Robert Hass, Harryette Mullen, and Gary Snyder.