"Jani possesses the unusual ability to see the
forest from eight different angles, to notice the glow of unlit lanterns. And
yet his work is full of hidden fire and strange blossoming creatures, images of
ghosts and angels and even demons. He hears music in the wind, feels the light
of desire on his skin, becomes transfigured by incantations while walking
nearly deserted streets, delighting in the small flights of swallows, intimate
among themselves. This world seems a shimmering uncatchable scene, and yet he
draws more than its outlines and shadows, catches something of its essence,
with skillful structure and resonant syntax."
"Seth Jani invites us to listen for the ambient voices and crickets cavorting in our lawns, to understand that we would become beautifully unknown one day, to look starwards and open our doors to the elements - the wheat around you - and soak them up. Questions from the Interior is a commendable collection that itself needs to be soaked up, each line pleading with you to become aware that you are just a shack of 'bones in a tapestry of light, gases and stars.'"
-Ajay Vishwanathan, Foundling Review