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Immersed in botanical insight, these poems embark upon an archetypal journey of introspection and awakening, transforming language in a show of poetic alchemy. Separating spirituality from dogma, and fusing contemporary and archaic traditions, Minneapolis poet Sarah Fox explores the nature of creation, healing, and human connection, illuminating both rituals of community a ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Coffee House Press
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Lucas
Dec 18, 2009 Lucas rated it it was amazing
are these mother lines or father figures? let's call them charming children.

an explosive, adventurous collection.
David
Aug 05, 2013 David added it
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I first saw poems by Sarah Fox on Jerome Rothenberg's blog, POEMS AND POETICS and was very moved (http://poemsandpoetics.blogspot.com/2...). I found the poems in BECAUSE WHY were a lot lighter than the poems from the POEMS AND POETICS blog. They came off as thematic madlibs about topics like relationships at a party, trees, dead babies, etc. Words and symbols connected to each other within each poem but the stream of the syntax was loose. Some sentences were dense with surreal details and other ...more
James Grinwis
Aug 10, 2015 James Grinwis rated it it was amazing


Somewhere
/ along the way



a map fell

out of my head.
This is a flashback,

tiny souvenir
of my childhood.
Fred
Dec 28, 2007 Fred rated it it was amazing
Just went back to this to mine it for phrases I could rip off to use as poem titles. I came up with "Habits form that must be quit."

More than that, I was reminded what a truly experimental ride this is. And how lovely the poem "Last Minute Details" is.
Carrie
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Better read all in one sitting I think. Wasn't "getting it" at all at first, but the latter part I totally got in a I think I had a dream that was this exact context kind of way.
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