Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows (Stahlecker Selections)
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“Everyone warns us off the rocks. / But what will keep us from the river?” Leigh asks in her debut collection, which pieces together a kind of mythology in which the surreal and celestial coexist with the realities of childhood abuse as an adult speaker grapples with its lasting emotional trauma. Rooted in a place of deep faith and bottomless compassion, Leigh’s speaker struggles to remember, and to remind us all, “that to worship is to survive is to be / wholly human.”
Four Way Books, 9781935536499, 84pp.
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
About the Author
EUGENIA LEIGH is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Poets & Writers Magazine, Kundiman, Rattle, and The Asian American Literary Review. She serves as Poetry Editor of Kartika Review and lives in New York City.
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