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Poetry is Blood
Guernica Editions, Spring 2018
102 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771832793
ISBN10: 1771832797
English
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US

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Combining eloquent lyrics and edgy anti-lyrics, the poems in Poetry is Blood both rehearse and flout conventions of lyric poetry to speak with deep-rooted melancholy about family and tribal history, ancient walls, paintings, monuments, martyred poets, and genocidal madness. These pieces have the wide cross-stylistic reach of elegy yet fearlessly resist any redemptive rhetoric.
If I could touch his lips with words, / my fingertips would turn to gold from Horus. / He was a father and he was not, / in a time that was / and a time that wasn't.

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