What We Have

Except When We Are Lost

Maria Zajkowski

MTC Cronin


ISBN   978-1-949966-79-4      100 pages        $15.00


In this highly individuated and dignified book, every kind of separation is spoken as synaesthesia.  Verbal, sensual, spiritual “derangements” divide up the page between them and make mildly glorious a mourning.

    Sharon Thesen

why are you impossible now?

I overhear the words that killed you


nothing is as good as the sun, you said,

also slowly dying


the body enters the ruins of life

with one small candle


there is nothing but the secret

that nothing is complete


all of it

MTC Cronin has published over twenty books of poetry and essays.

Maria Zajkowski is a poet and librettist based in Melbourne, Australia.