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Hotel Domilocos: Poems

Hotel Domilocos: Poems

by Ellen B Waterston
Hotel Domilocos: Poems

Hotel Domilocos: Poems

by Ellen B Waterston

Paperback(First Edition/First Printing ed.)

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In the opening poem of this generous, richly detailed collection, guests at a tropical hotel push their tables together after dinner and “sit their stories side by side, until they blend into something better, the good eclipsing the bad.” So it is with Hotel Domilocos as a whole. This book plunges us, first into fecund, semi-tropical Central America, then into harsh, high-desert Eastern Oregon, each place with its struggles for livelihood, its efforts at community, its straining toward connection of women and men. Both places feel deeply known. Over the rest of the book, she takes us to other places and to various periods of her life. She looks at what’s right before her, what’s around her, and what’s brought her there. She looks, with great anxiety and with yearning for hope, to the welfare of Earth and the overall shape of her life. The intensity of her attention and the urgency of her desire to find or construct meaning are made palpable in the poems’ thickly textured sound and sharply focused images. Their characters and landscapes enlarge our experience and impress themselves on our memory.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780998763903
Publisher: MMC Companies LLC
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Edition description: First Edition/First Printing ed.
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

Ellen Waterston is a literary arts advocate and award winning poet and author. Hotel Domilocos is Waterston's fourth volume of poetry. Her verse novel Vía Láctea, A Woman of a Certain Age Walks the Camino, she converted to a libretto. It premiered as a full-length opera in 2016 and is slated for a second staging by Eugene Opera in 2017. Other poetry titles include I Am Madagascar and Between Desert Seasons. Prose titles include Where the Crooked River Rises, a collection of award-winning essays; and a memoir, Then There Was No Mountain. She is working on a nonfiction book that examines land use issues in the high desert and is due out from University of Washington Press in 2018. Visit for more information.

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