questions from the interior
Seven CirclePress, 2014
"Seth Jani reconciles earthy realism with an expansiveness of spirit worthy of Whitman in Questions from the Interior. By the end of the collection, his subtle touch and economy of words had left me in awe of the distance traversed. This is no sleight of hand, however, as Jani has clearly traveled each of these roads himself. Having taken careful notes along the way, he guides the reader down paths both scenic and direct."
-Jason Barber, Buddhist Poetry Review
"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
"Seth Jani traverses the territory between faraway stars and everyday life to seek a natural understanding. His poems work to weave our existence into every atom of the universe — flattening time and space so that our interconnectedness becomes apparent. In this book, you'll find your forgotten ghost, a lost destiny and all the whispers of your cosmic cells."
-Claudia Lamar, Phantom Kangaroo