The Peace Chronicles is poet and scholar-activist Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz's second full-length collection. Documenting her last moments in the Vortex, the book moves from a searing betrayal by Tyrone (Love from the Vortex & Other Poems) to her equanimity with it. The poems also record her peacemaking with her father, the tireless work of her ancestors, and celebrates the freedom that brings her tranquility, contentment and joy.
In this sophomore collection, readers are carried along a journey that asks: How can we learn from pain that grips us tightly? When does a moment seat itself between two halves of our lives, and when do we actually notice? When time is not a sufficient healer, what language allows us to fill our wounds with light, knowing they may never fully close? Where does love go to be laid to rest and when it rises again, do we name it resurrection, awakening, or reimagining?