Poetry. VERBAL PARADISE is the first book of a projected six books of preverbs. "'Words say too much to let you know the truth.' George Quasha's torqued, enigmatic proverbs create unlikely balances among discrepant engagements. The vectors of these marvelous poems work at cross purposes, keeping each other aloft. These are sparkling aphoristic aporias for a new age in an old time. 'Poetry,' says Quasha, 'resists immortality with difficulty.' And also with wit and charm. Be here now, in which case immortality will take care of itself"?Charles Bernstein.