The Solvay Process

by Martin Walls


In The Solvay Process, Martin Walls explores all manner of human and animal endeavor, fascinated equally by the industry of a city, a factory, or a garden. Revealing particular wonder in “discarded, common objects,” Walls reminds us that “even in the most ordinary life is a story God must write.” The Solvay Process is a remarkable, memorable volume.

–Claudia Emerson

Born in Brighton, England, Martin Walls moved to Solvay, NY in 1999. His other books of poems include Small Human Detail in Care of National Trust (New Issues, 2000) and Commonwealth (March Street, 2005). He is a Witter Bynner Poetry Fellow of the US Library of Congress.