I said the sea was folded

I said the sea was folded

love poems

Erik Jensen


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A fragmentary account of life and its complexities, I said the sea was folded charts the first three years of Erik Jensen’s relationship with his partner, Evelyn Ida Morris. These are love poems, written against the difficulty of understanding another person. They are startling in their simplicity and their frankness.

‘ A full, honest, brave, overflowing heart. Australia has her Emily Dickinson.’ —Kate Jennings


Erik Jensen:
Erik Jensen is the award-winning author of On Kate Jennings; Acute Misfortune, which was developed into a film; and the Quarterly Essay The Prosperity Gospel. He is founding editor of The Saturday Paper and editor-in-chief of Schwartz Media.