For over twenty-five years, Nicolas Pesques has been writing an homage to Juliau, the mountain he sees out his window. In PHYSIS, the fifth book of the series, he weaves philosophical reflection in and out of an encounter with the body of the mountain, the body of language, and the human body that bridges the two. Employing an exquisitely spare, precise phrasing, PHYSIS underscores the distance on which all landscape is based, searching out the ways in which humans work to make a home on earth.

Physis   by Nicolas Pesquès,  Free Verse Editions, 2007