Zozobra poems is a 2019 NM/AZ Book Awards WINNER in the philosophy category!
Zozobra, the giant marionette, was created at his annual Santa Fe festival where he is built to be burned. He embodies gloom and by burning him, we destroy the worries and anxieties of the previous year. In these adventures, Zozobra becomes a father figure, saving the world from gloom and learning new insights about humanity. From Bhutan to Minneapolis, shopping at Target or visiting the Burning Man festival, Zozobra is funny and endearing and gives new insights for the darkest time of the year.
Dedicated to the memory of dear friend and Crosstown poets writing group poet Susan Paquet.