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The Renunciations: Poems

The Renunciations: Poems

Kelly, Donika

Paperback

General Poetry

Publisher Price: $16.00

ISBN10: 1644450534
ISBN13: 9781644450536
Publisher: Gray Wolf Pr
Published: May 4 2021
Pages: 72
Weight: 0.35
Height: 0.30 Width: 5.80 Depth: 9.00
Language: English

An extraordinary collection of endurance and transformation by the award-winning author of Bestiary

The Renunciations is a book of resilience, survival, and the journey to radically shift one's sense of self in the face of trauma. Moving between a childhood marked by love and abuse and the breaking marriage of that adult child, Donika Kelly charts memory and the body as landscapes to be traversed and tended. These poems construct life rafts and sanctuaries even in their most devastating confrontations with what a person can bear, with how families harm themselves. With the companionship of the oracle--an observer of memory who knows how each close call with oblivion ends--the act of remembrance becomes curative, and personal mythologies give way to a future defined less by wounds than by possibility.

In this gorgeous and heartrending second collection, we find the home one builds inside oneself after reckoning with a legacy of trauma--a home whose construction starts with a razing.

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