By Adrienne Su
Living Quarters makes use of either the constitution of a family house and the rhythms of the seasons to hunt, yet no longer reliably locate, order and comfort in life's seeming sickness. Relationships dissolve; deaths come too quickly; the earlier vanishes; the earth that provides attractive and nourishing meals swallows up the creatures for whom it presents. those poems fight with that blend of confirmation and destruction, celebrating nature's generosity whereas attempting to make peace with its cruelty.
Thought-provoking poems mirror an intimate inner discussion, addressing, between different rules, Is it quite more secure at domestic, or are there perils inside our closest relationships, in day-by-day family ritual? And the place is domestic, while everyone is continually relocating, marriages dissolving, new relationships starting and finishing? while is a home only a condo, and while does it turn into a house? Cooking warms a home and offers it a sense of domestic, yet does there additionally have to be a surrounding, anchoring community?
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