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The Porous Desert

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  3 reviews
An extraordinarily rich collection of poems from the Arizona desert.
Paperback, First, 60 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Futurecycle Press
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Diane Kistner
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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
We are the publisher, so all of our authors get five stars from us.


Ellen Roberts Young
This collection captures the starkness of desert and drought.
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Apr 21, 2013
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