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Gathering Broken Light

Gathering Broken Light

by Heather Lang Cassera

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Overview

Gathering Broken Light confronts pasts we cannot understand, largely following the October 2017 mass shooting. Anchored in the severity and the beauty of the Mojave Desert landscape, fractured narratives, surrealist repetition, and imagistic lyricism work to contemplate grief, including both overwhelming sorrow and deep love. A voice yearns, "I wish I could sing the sky to you."

In a collection that refuses to flatten the horrors of gun violence, both "flashing restless anger" and immense sadness, acknowledging that grief never leaves entirely, these poems also offer small comforts, even hope, as the "century plants continue to bloom // slowly, like stars burn" beneath a "moon as emptiness traced / and brimming with promise / because both can be true." To those lost, this collection insists, "You deserve to be remembered."



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950730926
Publisher: Unsolicited Press
Publication date: 09/28/2021
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 610,692
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

Heather Lang-Cassera lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where she served as Clark County Poet Laureate (2019-2021) and was named 2017 "Best Local Writer or Poet" by the readers of Nevada Public Radio's Desert Companion. Heather holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Graduate Certificate in Literary Translation. She serves as an Editor for Tolsun Books and World Literature Editor for The Literary Review. Her chapbook, I was the girl with the moon-shaped face, was published by Zeitgeist Press. At Nevada State College, Heather teaches College Success, Composition, and Creative Writing. www.heatherlang.cassera.net

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