Juliology   by Nicolas Pesquès, Counterpath Press, 2008

Juliology is an extended poetic meditation on a mountain (Juliau) that is visible from the poet's house in the Ardèche region of south-central France. Focusing in particular on the flowering yellow English broom that covers the mountain in spring, Pesques intermingles close observation with a philosophical reflection on the roles and potentials of language. Both lyrical and abstract, both grounded and rangy, the text takes us inward toward systems of representation at the same time that it directs us outward into the real world that they try, but perhaps never quite manage, to represent.