Chorus

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Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
Omnidawn
Publish Date
Pages
110
Dimensions
5.91 X 8.82 X 0.47 inches | 0.44 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781632431110
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About the Author

Daniela Naomi Molnar is a wilderness guide, educator, and artist working with writing, painting, and site-specific intervention. She founded the Art + Ecology program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and is a backcountry instructor with Signal Fire. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Reviews

"Chorus is a lyric wail stunned into awakening by crises both planetary and personal-- though here, as in the physical universe, the two are not oppositional phenomena. Pieces made of fragmented verse, sinuous prose, and desperate frenzied plea make a rhetoric of salve, or salvation. As the poet writes, 'The songbird is and is not a metaphor./The songbird is and is not gone.' What I mean to say to you (I meaning me, you meaning absolutely you, the one reading this) is that this is a book that speaks from a body and to a body. I felt spoken to. Known. 'Are you there. Is anyone there.'"--Kazim Ali, judge of the 1st/2nd Omnidawn Book Contest 2021
"Tendrilic, electric, Daniela Naomi Molnar's Chorus traces a mind in swift action. A near daybook, this collection is intimate and expansive, born of the solitudes highlighted in the pandemic, while resistant to the individualisms thrust upon us. It is a choral undertaking that points to the ecosystems of our languages, the subterranean connections between our lives and the world, and the 'open portals' of books in our current fires. A stunning book by a poet I am excited to follow."--Solmaz Sharif, author of Customs
"[A] striking debut. . . . These poems do not deliver tidy answers to the dilemmas of existence, but rather investigate the division and fragmentation with lyric urgency."-- "Publishers Weekly"