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by Linda Simone (Goodreads Author)
A collection juxtaposing poems about real-world archeological finds with poems about modern experiences that serve to reconnect people--both living and dead. These poems dig into the shards and fragments, the moments and pieces we collect to make sense of our lives.
Paperback, First, 42 pages
Published August 18th 2014 by Flutter Press
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Thanks to high school English and Hallmark, 'poetry' often gets a bad rap. Well, New York poet and artist Linda Simone is out to change that with her crackerjack collection, ARCHEOLOGY. While the title provides the volume's organizing conceit, and she touches on some actual historical finds, Simone's after far juicier and more riveting game - unearthing the truths of the human heart - which she does with a poignancy and deftness that left me amazed. I first read Archeology during a recent trip ...more
Archeology by Linda Simone mines the ancient past for clues about the personal intimacies we live today. Like a good scientist, she finds fragments that illumine subtle interconnections of family as well as contemporary artifacts, such as "the peau de soie" of a mother's cheek, or moments meant to be packed in "mason jars" or "camphor." Simone's insightful journeys take us to Ligure and Paris, yet always remain in the intimate present. Studying a photo of two skeletons embracing, she reflects ho ...more