SIENA PRESS is proud and excited to announce the release of the début collection of poetry by author, Juan-Paolo Perre entitled “A Confederacy of Joy” which is the 2014 official selection of Siena Press' inaugural LEGACY POETRY SERIES designed to highlight significant contributions to poetry whether it be by new or established poets; the sole criteria being works of substantial promise and enduring quality.
""A Confederacy of Joy” is like an intimate journey of the soul through the landscape of the body - Whitman-esque - an auspicious introduction of promise."
Evoking the haunting specter of Federico García Lorca’s duende, this auspicious debut collection hums of a humane music with themes both personal and universal. These are the poems of a soul seeking and of one searching. They are the poems of the prodigal - who journeys out eager into the world and returns having found it once again in shades bucolic, melancholic and buoyant.