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How the Universe Is Made

Poems New & Selected 1985-2019

Stephanie Strickland


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Poetry. Women's Studies. To the question posed, to Job, as obviously unanswerable--have you seen to the edge of the universe?-- Strickland's poems answer, we can, we have. Strickland probes the shape-shifting (reformatted) body and tests our changing (reconfigured) capability of caring for others as she expresses grief for historic, mystic, and mythic women; for women who burn, in space, at the stake, and as they sweep; for her mother and only daughter. Job is asked, Where is the road to light? In these poems, gathered from a lifetime of writing open to history, to code, to mathematics and matter as these translate each other, an abundance of pointers: no road that is not a road to light.

Ahsahta Press, 9781934103876, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2019