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by Tanya Holtland


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Poetry. In a time of crisis, and with a lifetime of geography residing within us, the punctuated spaces of REQUISITE reveal the interior narratives of a collapsing world. We learn resistance: To not dismiss ourselves from the story unfolding before us. Instead, we must follow the quietness that encompasses-that has been seeking our attention all along-as we acknowledge the ecology of events within and without, and must reconcile to survive.

"Smart and emotionally complex, these poems create a beautiful meditation moving us around our changing earth with elegance and precision. An intellectual nod to our current times."-Kelli Russell Agodon

"Within the manifest crisis of ecological collapse, Holtland wanders with awareness, sensitive to resources that enhance 'the invisible faculty.' The spare, sinuous song of this poetry nurtures possibility amid peril, for Holtland's probing, restorative attention is never passive, but instead moves with the vitality of necessity."-Elizabeth Robinson

"Here is a poet who knows something secret, and it is with profound, urgent acuity that she reminds us how 'the curve of the earth / comes to meet you, / to the smallest / portions of the soul.'"-Jennifer S. Cheng

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ISBN-13: 9781913007058
Publisher: Platypus Press
Publication date: 09/29/2020
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tanya Holtland is a writer from Los Angeles, and a graduate of San Francisco State University's English and Creative Writing MA program. Of Dutch-Indonesian descent, she is currently working on a memoir surrounding migration, ecology, loss, and healing.

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