“Adam Fagin’s gloriously capacious and irreverently intelligent first book is the prosodic record of an archival investigation into the work of Abbott Thayer, a late nineteenth-century American painter and naturalist. Tender, dry, funny, detailed instruments, his poems serially enlarge a perceptual field that risks the caesura of inwardness as one expression of politics. This debut quietly places Fagin among antecedents such as Susan Howe, Paul Celan, Etel Adnan—poets who, by situating the lyric query in philosophical necessity, open new descriptions of the ways history speaks in and to the present.”
"To read Furthest Ecology is to be given the opportunity to immerse ourselves in a work that can offer immediate value to all of us who realize we are always choosing, in our own lives, what insights we will allow ourselves to see, even if those insights may shake or even shatter the foundations of our fixed identities.”
Adam Fagin is the author of Furthest Ecology (Center for Literary Publishing, 2019) and two poetry chapbooks, T’s Alphabet and The Sky Is a Howling Wilderness But It Can’t Howl with Heaven. His work has appeared in Boston Review, Web Conjunctions, Entropy Magazine, Denver Quarterly, and many other journals. He is a founding editor of Textsound, an online audio journal of poetry and sound art. He teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder and Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver.