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The Porous Desert

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
An extraordinarily rich collection of poems from the Arizona desert.
Paperback, Second, 62 pages
Published December 2nd 2012 by FutureCycle Press (first published August 1st 2008)
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Diane Kistner
Jul 04, 2012 Diane Kistner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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From the Book


Once you have entered the desert
a lock behind you clicks. A new vocabulary
floods your tongue and leaves you struggling
to pronounce the words. After the first year
you learn that silence is the official language
here. The longer you stay
the shorter the book you came to write becomes
until the manuscript fits on the wings
of a moth. Each dusk, a lifetime’s work
draws closer to the flame.


We know we are living with drought
when rain becomes so precious
FutureCycle Press
Dec 02, 2012 FutureCycle Press rated it it was amazing
Shelves: futurecycle
We are the publisher, so all of our authors get five stars from us.


Paddy O'callaghan
Paddy O'callaghan rated it it was amazing
Nov 05, 2012
Barbara Gabriel
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Dec 03, 2012
Larry rated it it was ok
May 24, 2010
Laura Wiseman
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Robert King
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Jun 15, 2009
Janet rated it it was amazing
Jul 05, 2015
Ellen Roberts Young
This collection captures the starkness of desert and drought.
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