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Red Channel in the Rupture [Paperback]

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Author Author : Thomas, Amber Flora
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1597096199
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781597096195
Publisher Publisher : Red Hen Press
Pages Pages : 88
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 101362116

Red Channel in the Ruptureis a gathering place for the troubling abuses of the past. Looking through the lens of the present moment, Thomas shows us the open palm necessary to embrace change, as she finds beauty in bodies gnashed, trapped, and crushed into change. Images and experiences bleed together as we confront with the poet the animal of loss and death. Moving through the aperture of landscapes and moments that have defined this poet, we discover the rupturing territory of time and change. We recover absolution for what has tried to kill our very souls. Here is the endless rope thrown out to all of us in our shame and fear; we would be wise to snatch this coil from the air. Amber Flora Thomas has an eye for the pathos and brutality of living things and landscapes, but she renders this brutality with startling tenderness. In Red Channel in Rupture, her voice is fresh, fierce and wildly alive. Camille T. Dungy, author ofTrophic Cascade

Amber Flora Thomas crafts poems of essential lightvia photography, via the natural world. One poem asserts, 'I was low with ruptures Id lived through, /regions of tear and ache.'? Rupturessexual violence, the 'jagged contusions' of seismic grief, the obliteration of half of herself by passing. This poet knows gnawing and hunger, knows that 'a current / must take the shore with it eventually.'? Before it does, we have her poems, wild as mountain lions, hot as Santa Ana winds, delicious as ripe blackberries 'wicked in fine gold hairs.'? Vibrant and sensual, these poems nourish us. Peggy Shumaker, author ofCairn

In Red Channel in the Rupture, Amber Flora Thomas writes about a world where no snake, bat, bug or any animal escapes her focus or her respectful awe. With the same intensity, she examines parents, friends, lovers, and self. Her poems, though often fierce, are gorgeous and lyrical in nature; and there's a mystery to them. Even as she's open and self-revealing, she's askinl#

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