• ABC MOONLIGHT by Ben Estes
  • ABC MOONLIGHT by Ben Estes
  • ABC MOONLIGHT by Ben Estes
  • ABC MOONLIGHT by Ben Estes
  • ABC MOONLIGHT by Ben Estes

ABC MOONLIGHT by Ben Estes

140 x 190mm, 108 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, softcover, 2022

With mounting intensity extended across three sections of poems, Ben Estes' achingly personal second collection unfolds to reveal an uncer­tain past, present, and future that is by turns mysterious and beautiful. ABC Moonlight contains poems that are filled with reflective awareness and subconsciously constructed dreams; a sweeping landscape of queer Midwestern loss and desire; and pairs of "folded poems" that question love, hope, and vulnerability in our current times. Rather than prescribing answers, Estes offers the reader intimacy and open-handed, big-hearted consolation—"Now to let something go / of myself, / without any need / to replace it."

Ben Estes lives in Kingston, NY. Before this book, he wrote a book of poems called Illustrated Games of Patience (The Song Cave, 2015). Ben worked as the editor of A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind: the poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton (with Alan Felsenthal); Together & Alone, the photographs of Karlheinz Weinberger; and the poetry anthology On The Mesa: An Anthology of Bolinas Writing (The Song Cave, 2021). He has most recently shown his paintings at Situations Gallery and Paula Cooper Gallery, both in NYC. 

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The Song Cave

Regular price £15.00