Taije Silvermans debut collection chronicles her familys devotion and dissolution through the death of her mother. Ranging in style from measured narratives to fragmented lyrics that convey the ambiguity of loss, these poems both arc into the past and question the possibility of the future, exploring the ways in which memory at once sustains and fails love. Ultimately, the poems are elegies not only to one beloved mother, but to the large and diffusive presences of Keats, Mandelstam, a concentration camp near Prague, a ...

Houses Are Fields 2009, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807134085

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