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Every Bird, To You
Danielle Pafunda says: "Though these facts may seem obvious, Every Bird, To You reminds us properly, firmly, not unkindly that we aren't gulls or bears or waves. We live human, shot through with gender, hooked and slid into tubes, violable, longing and grieving on the trail’s edge. At the mercy of cruel love and violence, vexed memory. Still, we run on '[t]he economy of mo ...more
Paperback, 25 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Crisis Chronicles Press
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small and smart, 'Every Bird, To You' is full of clipped explanations and stoppages of phrase such as 'you bury me'. the book itself puts on a show of how one might hero his or her way, and does so without relying on the abandoned towns the circus may have skipped. it's a firm and precise place the poems, herein, come from. the bird alone is not a gift, but the bird, every, is.
Sarah Marcus is the author of They Were Bears (2017, Sundress Publications), Nothing Good Ever Happens After Midnight (2016, GTK Press), and the chapbooks BACKCOUNTRY (2013) and Every Bird, To You (2013). Her other work can be found at NPR’s Prosody, The Huffington Post, McSweeney’s, Cimarron Review, Spork, The Establishment, Cosmopolitan.com, and Marie Claire.com SA, among others. She is an edito ...more
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