We All Reach the Earth by Falling

We All Reach the Earth by Falling

by Bauke Kamstra


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In this stunning collection, Bauke Kamstra has scooped out the hollow of nature and returned with the expressions of its soul. Everywhere the poet looks, he sees acutely: a tree ‘has earned/its suffering/and its pieces/falling,’ and of the people who live in its river weathering, Kamstra remembers that ‘my mother's accordion/played so/many hymns/but the ecstasy/was all hers.’

From the opening poem, in which a woman’s washing reveals her violence, to his lament that he is returning with a war poem but not his leg, ‘because my leg died there,’ Kamstra reveals himself as a deeply gifted poet. Emily Dickinson would have kept this collection nearby.

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ISBN-13: 9780992509750
Publisher: Vine Leaves Press
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 4.37(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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