How does someone transform a childhood trauma and its lifelong effects into a capacity to care for others? How can someone search for emotional clarity in the murky depths of bewilderment? How deep is Lorca's "dark root of the scream" buried? These questions and others comprise the center of The Apathy of Clouds, Domenic Scopa's debut collection of poetry. Scopa uses the motif of the contemporary family to evoke the wounds and love that influence the choices we make for and against our own humanity. Through terse narratives or meditative lyrics, the speakers in these poems rage out against, reflect on, and try to accept the unsolved questions in their hearts.
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About the Author
Domenic Scopa is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the 2014 recipient of the Robert K. Johnson Poetry Prize and Garvin Tate Merit Scholarship. He holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. His poetry and translations have been featured in The Adirondack Review, Reed Magazine, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Reunion: The Dallas Review, Prime Number, and many others. He is currently a Lecturer of English at NHTI, Concord's Community College.