Poetry. "Intensely lyric, often surreal, the poems in EVERY STRANGE MERIDIAN cast a spell that is at once dangerous and beautiful. There is abundant intelligence at work here, in Romanowski's inventive syntactical strategies ('Touch eyelids: our room'; 'News of aria, done/to me'), startling imagery ('Centaurs find the night, a strewn hair'), and line breaks that swerve meaning ('I resemble the head that wears/a statue's crown...'). Like a fine night mist, these poems reveal and conceal simultaneously, build mystery both suspenseful and engaging, and return us to a primal state of love and longing. EVERY STRANGE MERIDIAN is that rare thing: a book of poems in a new language, one that will, I'm convinced, prove indelible" Joan Houlihan.