No self pity here, no stone nor blame cast. De La O's vital and lyrical voice transports the reader through southern Californian landscapes of decimated neighborhoods and abandoned housing developments, populated by urban monsters and fallen angels alike. From venues of incarceration and rehabilitation come poems that celebrate a joy and love of life, and poems that give testimony of self-destruction. But ultimately, this work is an inquisitive and sensous journey of ascension.
|Publisher:||New Issues Poetry and Prose|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)|
About the Author
MARSHA DE LA O lives in Ventura, California with her husband and daughter. She received an M.F.A. in Writing Poetry from Vermont College.
What People are Saying About This
“Whether her subject is mental illness, the oppression of one human being by another, or the constantly-cast shadow of our mortality, Marsha de la O's resilient, unpretentious, sharply intelligent and unsentimental voice speaks to us of what we need to know. This is a disturbing and memorable book.”