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"These are brave poems that have a remarkable immediacy of voice. They mourn; they bear witness; they warn. While about abuse, they transcend their topic. In the end they do what all compelling poems must – speak to what it means to be human in all its facets, both good and bad."
–Sue William Silverman, Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You (University of Georgi
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Paperback, 44 pages
Published December 2018 by Nostrovia! Press
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Caitlin Conlon
there is such power, & beauty in truth. & when poetry is able to bring light to that truth, it truly is something special. ...more
John Taylor
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I am grateful for this book, for Stephen Furlong's ability and, at time, refusal to navigate trauma. Memory. Childhood. Aftermath. Intimacy. Touch. It may not seem like much removed from context, but I know some will understand even without context: Furlong writes, "After I told, I had to tell again" (from the poem "After I Told"). This line has haunted me since I first read it. It is an absolute truth of those who survive. After I told, I had to tell again. This chap is worth your time.
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Stephen has a gift with words that so few poets I’ve read do. His words paint pictures not only in the mind, but in the heart too. The poems in this book take you through a journey and out into the unknown of the ocean, and by the end of it, you feel the emotions of floating in the ocean and looking up into the endless sky.
This book shows that loss is painful. But that it also gives us a reason as humans to grow.
Truely beautiful
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