This is first and foremost a book about longing…emerging from out of nowhere, and merging into the unnamable. It stands as a collection of poems, paeans, and prose pieces that praise the spaces of intense yearning. This collection was originally conceived as a companion piece to a now unpublished novel, brought forth between 1999 and 2000. These bursts of expression – of language desperately attempting to find form – exist now as a stand alone assemblage of words made flesh. To accompany the 19 paeans of longing the author has included 19 original photos taken from his personal collection.