Diametric Fist Tender is a collection of linked but distinct lyric poems exploring themes such as ghosts, gender, desire, hope, despair, time, tenderness and riots.
'I feel like, more successfully than I could ever hope to achieve, Diametric Fist Tender expresses and configures the contradictions between an abstract hope which is somewhere else, somebody else, in the future, and the constraint of messy embodied life.'
— Laurel Uziell
Joshua Jones studies and teaches literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. They currently live in Portland.