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Cry Back My Sea: 48 Poems in 6 Waves

Author: Sarah Arvio  

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Stunning poems of obsession, loss, and the desire for a renewed self, from the award-winning poet and translator of Lorca. I thought I had left behind the darkness / of the heart, Arvio confesses in the poem Small War. The love Arvio traces in these pages is indeed a battle, one in which the best-laid plans are shattered. Rarely has a poet tackled intimate love with so much invention and bravery. In poem after poem, we meet the troubling lover whose nearness and force undoes her. There are moments of reprieve: my naked body and budding pleasure / in the weather of your presence. / Not whether your presence but how. The voice is vulnerable, self-knowing, often funny; the poet seems to be writing these poems to save herself from a damaging passion. Her weapons are a cascade of gorgeous ten-syllable lines and a powerful command of metaphor, wielded in a search for meaning and understanding rather than in devastation. These breathtaking love poems make the collection Arvio's most universal to date.

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Critic Reviews

“"These poems are an ode to the heart . . . The intimate love described is at times all desire and physical affection, until it becomes disconnection or violence, with an underlying theme of control over a woman . . . Arvio's voice is witty and wise, candid and calculated. Although the poems can read like streams of consciousness, each is distinct, worthy, and shaped with skill and inventiveness." --Janet St. John, Booklist”

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About the Author

SARAH ARVIO, the author of night thoughts: 70 dream poems & notes from an analysis , Sono: cantos , and Visits from the Seventh , and the translator of Federico Garc

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Product Details

Publisher
Random House USA Inc | Random House Inc
Published
10th August 2021
Pages
128
ISBN
9780593319505
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