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Picturebook of the Martyrs Alyce Wilson

Picturebook of the Martyrs

Alyce Wilson

Published February 7th 2010
ISBN : 9781450541480
Paperback
70 pages
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A literary catharsis, progressing from poems of heartbreak and loss to poems of healing and transcendence. Poet Alyce Wilson interweaves family history, world events, and personal experiences in a spiritual journey for healing. These poems draw fromMoreA literary catharsis, progressing from poems of heartbreak and loss to poems of healing and transcendence. Poet Alyce Wilson interweaves family history, world events, and personal experiences in a spiritual journey for healing. These poems draw from surprising imagery -- such as the martial arts, werewolves, and literary references -- to explore such topics as aging, divorce, grief, and transcendence. In the poem Clumsy, she delves into the post-divorce feeling of stumbling through life. In Song of the Seeing Eye Dog, she imagines the owner-canine relationship, as told from a dogs point-of-view. As she writes in Grace, which serves as an ars poetica for the book, My joints strained in awkward / aping of concentricities and arcs / I long to glide on tracers of light. These poems trace experiences to find the light and beauty within.