House of Sugar, House of Stone (Mountain West Poetry Series) (Paperback)
Center for Literary Publishing, 9781885635495, 88pp.
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
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Praise For House of Sugar, House of Stone (Mountain West Poetry Series)…
“House of Sugar, House of Stone draws heavily on Grimms’ timeless fairy tales to tell its story, but Pérez casts the themes of motherhood, betrayal, and longing in a light that is unmistakably contemporary. The effect is powerful and devastating.”
“Emily Pérez knows how to cast a spell. In this smart, brave book, she uses her honed musicality to enchant the reader while she plumbs the great domestic mysteries: How do you wed and stay a self? How do you both procreate and create? The dark forests of Grimms’ fairy tales pulse through her poems. By the time you leave the wilderness of her singing, you will have been changed. Home will never look the same again.”
"Several poems in House of Sugar, House of Stone draw from the world of Grimm’s Fairy Tales and ingeniously connect that world of fantastical circumstances and consequences with contemporary family life. Reading through the collection, I found myself noting the influence and color these poems lend to other poems grounded in meditations on more personal and local circumstances and consequences. . . . The more personal poems, however, present a struggle with artistry and responsibility that is all the more relatable for its directness."
—The Friday Influence