Local author! Small press! Losing what you love most can be tragic, but often, it’s not as bad as confronting what you’re left with in the aftermath. Vapor presents a pensive, lyrical, watercolor storyboard of that experience, exploring what happens when in order to find yourself, you need to fix yourself first. The prose is breathy, bruised and heartsick, but finds hope and joy in droplets as the speaker starts to heal. Reading through Vapor is like weathering a storm: the sounds of rain and thunder being translated so as to be read—and read again.
Josh Martin is a poet, entrepreneur, and professional marketer based in Philadelphia. He is the founder of Green Street Poetry, an organization that provides free poetry workshops, readings, and open mics in his community. His poetry has most recently been featured in Toho Journal, The Philadelphia Secret Admirer, and the Italian-American literary journal Ovunque Siamo.
By Josh Martin. Paperback. 27 pages. Published by Toho Press, 2020.