In Springtime

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6.2 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author
SARAH BLAKE (London, England) is an American writer living in London. She is the award-winning author of the novels Namaah and Clean Air and the poetry books Let's Not Live on Earth and Mr. West. NICKY ARSCOTT is an artist living in Llanbrynmair, Wales. She collaborates with writers from around the world and her poetry comics have been published in Poetry Wales, New Welsh Review, Wales Arts Review, Nashville Review, Berfrois, Red Ink, and MAI: A Feminist Journal.
"At this dark, late hour of our planet, there is grace in the way Sarah Blake looks through the lens of different species for a better gauge of our own human lives. In Springtime is where Blake also expands our perception of wounds, 'Injury lends a certain steadiness. Like your whole life was spent uneasy in your body.' This new book is a brilliant, bona fide page-turner."--CAConrad, author of AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration

"From the onset of Sarah Blake's moving lyric narrative of an unnamed speaker inextricably linked with three key nonhuman entities: horse, mouse, dead bird, it is clear that we embark on a numinous path more elemental than allegorical. As we inhabit the speaker's bodily and cognitive experiences through the second person 'you, ' Blake transports us via a radical inter-species empathy that flows also between the living and the dead. In a time of great division, this is a poetics not of time spent 'measuring distances, ' but a most tender 'act of touching."--Diana Khoi Nguyen, author of Ghost Of