The Navigation of Loss

Jane Rosenberg LaForge's new chapbook, "The Navigation of Loss," is available for purchase from Red Ochre Press

Order a copy now for $11 via Paypal.

All proceeds go to the press's Southeast Asia Mission Fund to help underprivileged students improve their English reading, writing and comprehension skills. 

Here are some reviews:

"Jane Rosenberg LaForge writes poetry with focused urgency, she develops the poems, 'even as a story unraveled into diatribes and exercises for an over-exuberant intelligentsia and its discontents.' Each poem resonates with her experiences, emotional and concrete images, the reader absorbs the meanings and relates on a personal level with her poetic history. Her poetry will be read for a long time."

--Irene Koronas, Poetry Editor of Wilderness House Literary Review, and Poetry Reviewer of Cevena Barva Press and Ibbetson Street Press


"The poems in The Navigation Of Loss sit at the intersection of twin axes: personal/historical and memory/loss. They are lyrical explorations of this psychological terrain, but grounded in specific, concrete imagery that allows  them to achieve a universal resonance beyond the poet's own lived experience."

 --Ian Chung, Editor, The Eunoia Review


" 'Yeah, / it stank back then too, man, like it should sound / now: salt and lard slick and sugar licked to the / end.' I hear a line like that and discover a poet with a great sonic sense and with an eye unafraid to look anywhere. Her lyrical monologues drift between physical descriptions of place  and meditative states of loss that find their ground in appropriate places  like Bakersfield or a depressed Las Vegas sunrise. Jane Rosenberg LaForge‚Äôs  poems reflect hard won realizations in both emotional and physical landscapes that try to find hope despite the loss."

--Lindsay Wilson, Editor, The  Meadow: Truckee Meadows Community College Literary and Arts Journal