Oct. 29 2018
J.J. Steinfeld
New Publication

I’ve recently published my nineteenth book and fifth poetry collection, A Visit to the Kafka Café (Ekstasis Editions, 2018). The 110 poems of A Visit to the Kafka Café are both a dialogue with and a questioning of the human condition as they hover between what the author sees as the absurd and the existential elements of life, making their way through the worldly and otherworldly aspects of existence, the ordinary and the extraordinary spheres of being. These poems investigate what it means to live in this world, to flee from it, to return by its emotional gravity. A Visit to the Kafka Café attempts to make sense out the way we conduct our lives, to find meaning in our not always meaningful surroundings, to look at individuals caught in time and space and history, and in the sometimes joyous, sometimes frightening yet endlessly fascinating moments of existence and being.

A Visit to the Kafka Café (Poetry, Ekstasis Editions, 2018), by J. J. Steinfeld:

Absurdity, Woe Is Me, Glory Be (Poetry, Guernica Editions, 2017), by J. J. Steinfeld: https://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781771831925

J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works (Guernica Editions, 2017), Edited by Sandra Singer: https://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781771831772