The Butterfly’s Choice • Broadstone Books, 2015
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Like the titular butterfly trapped in a headlamp, the poetry in this collection occupies the boundaries and extremities of our human condition, probing and challenging what it means to live “half-eaten” but still grasping at the possibility of hope and meaning, “yielding half-beauty to the world.” Informed on the one hand by the poet’s immigrant experience of shifting between homelands and languages, and underpinned by her exploration of gnosticism, these are works of clear-eyed observation and studied contemplation, fulfilling in the end her own description of poetry:
has made a picture
the exterior and the interior sides
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