Ronald Pelias

Waterfall Cosmology

Once, long ago, the great waterfalls
      of the world gathered beside
         a great lake and decided,
           by unanimous vote, to
                invent the word


Ronald Pelias' work has appeared in a number of journals, including Midwest Poetry Review, Coal City Review, Poetry East, and Negative Capability. His most recent books, Leaning: A Poetics of Personal Relations (Left Coast Press/Routledge), and Performance: An Alphabet of Performative Writing (Left Coast Press/Routledge), and If the Truth Be Told (Sense Publications) call upon the poetic as a research strategy.