"THIS HOUSE, MY BONES" is a gorgeously scripted chronicle that probes the collective heart and the countries we inhabit when we dare to speak outloud. There's an insistent rhythm in these stanzas, a lyricism of light and lineage stamped with the undeniable signature of a poet at the height of her craft. Savor these poems, and be lifted by their music. --Patricia Smith, Author of "Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah", winner of the 2013 Lenore Marshal Poetry Prize.
Elmaz Abinader reappears with the fluid truth, a straight line to the soul, the storm in your throat. Her new collection sings deep into the bone marrow of what we fear losing: our witness vein, the maps that help us recoup what we misplace in the forgetting, and the dead who carry our names. "THIS HOUSE, MY BONES" blesses us with a new language for the anatomy of our silences. --Willie Perdomo, author of "The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon".
|The poet Elmaz Abinader|