Our Bodies' Unanswered Questions

Alpine Books


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Peopled with casualties of colonizing desires, Our Bodies’ Unanswered Questions revises mythical, historical and personal narratives. Penelope regrets her career choice; a Syrian child washes ashore; the greeting card industry peddles innocence. Personal poems scrutinize time’s implacable flow, chart the body in time, its mortality, its capricious heart.  The struggle to find grace-notes of love and beauty in our present historical moment animates these poems: tough and lyrical, they resonate with authentic feeling, cultural urgency, and a quirky sense of humour.