By Cynthia Zarin
In this, her 5th assortment, Zarin turns her lyric lens at the worlds inside of worlds we inhabit and the way we navigate our shared predicament—the tables of our lives on which the inside track of the day is strewn: the president talking to parishioners in Charleston, the ricochet of violence, close to and much. even if writing approximately hairpin turns within the stair of adolescence, concerning the cat’s claw of tension, at the imminent lack of a tender buddy, or how “love endures, supply or take,” here's the poet who, within the identify poem, “bartered 40 summers for black pearls” and whose paintings is filled with such wagers, embodied in cards, treble notes, snow globes, and balancing acts. Zarin reminds us that the ambience created by way of our reviews shapes and defines the orbit we go through. alongside the way in which, she is either witness and, usually in a roundabout way, subject—“I have no idea easy methods to carry the wonder and sorrow of my life,” she writes. This booklet is an try at an answer.
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