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The keen eye of compassion in each detail, the steady touch of its cadence in each unfolding line.
Olga Broumas, author of Rave: Poems
Here is a perfect, clean and delicate (powerful and often terrifying) work of art. In its laden simplicity lies profound emotion, both beautiful and laden with sadness. These masterful slim poems speak with discipline and exquisite fervor
Paperback, 82 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Plain View Press
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Jul 07, 2010 Hugh rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all
Recommended to Hugh by: a Khmer friend

Strisik's Thousand-Cricket Song, a first published collection by an enormously compassionate and gifted poet, may cause the reader discomfort through its vivid imagery. If a reader flinches, Strisik has accomplished what she set out to do; share the realities of a war-ridden country in slow recovery. The collection, not only brings light to the continued suffering in Cambodia in poems such as "Fortune" and "Night Pool," but it also makes mention of the beauty of the people, the movement of the r
Catherine rated it it was amazing
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