Shareen K. Murayama (Author)
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Shareen K Murayama's debut collection, Housebreak is a book of wild beauty and probing enquiry. Murayama asks how we live within perennial emergency, where belonging and self-protection converge, how we explain loss to children, what the wind has in common with hate crime. These heartbreaking poems are full of dance-like grace, and gut punches that send the reader off balance. Formally artful and disruptive, they seek out the breaths between words and worlds, applying biology, etymology, astronautics and myth. There is a gentle undoing, a quiet rage here, alongside great tenderness. Housebreak is stunning, apocalyptic, revelatory.
Bad Betty Press
July 21, 2022
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.15 inches | 0.2 pounds
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About the Author
Shareen K. Murayama is the author of the poetry chapbook Hey Girl, Are You in the Experimental Group? (Small Harbor Publishing, 2022). She is a Japanese American, Okinawan American poet and educator. She's a 2021 Best Microfiction winner, a poetry reader for The Adroit Journal, and Assistant CNF Editor for JMWW. Her works have been published or forthcoming in The McNeese Review, The Willowherb Review, National Flash Fiction, The Margins, Bamboo Ridge Press, and elsewhere. She lives in Honolulu, Hawai'i. You can find her on IG and Twitter @ambusypoeming.