About the Author
YONA HARVEY is a literary artist living in Pittsburgh, and the recipient of a 2012 Individual Artist Grant from The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Table of Contents
THE GATE TO THE WATER • Sound - Part 1: Girl with Red Scarf • Blessing Blue Crabs • To Describe My Body Walking • Discovering Girdles • Rose Lassi • ALL MERCHANDISE SOLD AS IS: NO REFUNDS, RETURNS, EXCHANGES, GUARANTEES • Sound- • Chatterblue • Turquoise • Mother, Love • [Zodiac Suite] • SWIMMING LESSONS • Sound-Part 2: Hearing My Daughter’s Heartbeat the First Time Thumbelina, I Wrote a Song about You • Ocean Song • Hurricane • Even Disasters • “The Antelope as Document” • Schottelkotte • Report from the Daughter of a Blue Planet • Gingivitis, Notes on Fear • The Riot Inside Me • Communion with Mary Lou Williams • THE SHAPE THE WATER TAKES • Sound-Part 3 (Ostinato): All the World’s Wars Commence in the Head • Mary J. (Upswing) • Neruda • One Impression • Devil Music • Theory of the Unheld • Brilliance • Black Winged Stilt • Mediation on Your Escape • Open-Toed Shoes • The Shape Compassion Takes • In Toni Morrison’s Head • Sound-Part 4: Notes on Polyphony
What People are Saying About This
“There is no rest in this extraordinary debut book by Yona Harvey. It is a book in which the devastation is still very much alive.”
“Hemming the Water . . . is something unheard ofnever quite ‘seen’ before. It is original . . . we are spun into lyrical music, stunning ‘inscapes’ of language.”