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Something quiet, quiet


The genesis of this collection of poems lies most sincerely in the death of fathers. The poems are simply about life in the wake of a father's death, but it is the singular point from which the collection springs forth. A trauma is anything effective enough to linger and change us. So by its very nature, trauma effects and forces the every day to be reconsidered. Simple tasks or objects become cause for extreme fear or pride. Through imagism and surrealism, this collection explores such quotidian objects in unfamiliar ways. In doing so, the objects are taken from the realm of the familiar and put squarely into the realm of the absurd. At time,s the absurd is made familiar. This poetry began from a single trauma and continues then as small traumas

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