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Blood Rises
Guernica Editions, Fall 2020
140 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771835381
ISBN10: 1771835389
English
$20.00 Canada, $17.95 US, £11.95 UK

The past infuses the present in the poems gathered in this collection. Painting a transformative wind helps restore a culture to a decimated people. Everyday events trigger a yearning for love from those already departed. A goldfish experiences poetry for the first time, again. An arduous ascent through the Peruvian mountains leads to a stone that stops the sun. By turns ironic, comic, imagistic, experimental, these poems ask what's next, and how do we get there.
Myth is written on the spine of the Americas. / Long ago, in the time of making / the Word was unspoken. / The Word was nothing / and the something that came from that. / The Word was the foetal murk / and the emergent cry into light.

Books by David Haskins

Blood Rises