A Prayer for Ducks


36 pages
8.5" x 5.5" single signature with hand sewn binding
Published May 2019

These poems are winding trails that never allow the reader to lose the string. Ethan Joella's enjambment and internal rhyming adds to the poetic value of this work. In the poem "Confession," one white sock of his daughter's, discovered in his car like a gesture, is one of many lasting images. The homage to his grandfather, “Pool,” combines kind humor while also quietly documenting how this man mistreated his son – the poet's father – broadening the poem into a universal measure for all of our lives.