Icarus: Anthropology of Addiction
Author: Sylvia Cavanaugh
Publisher: Water's Edge Press (2019)
A poetry chapbook that fuses the Icarus myth with the theme of addiction and its impact on a family.
"Cavanaugh’s poems are smart and thoughtful as she muses on the myth of Icarus and who might be at fault for his fateful flight. Who is to blame for his addiction or any obsession? Maybe everyone is—or no one. Using language that is luscious, sonorous and precise, Cavanaugh employs all her poetry wiles to lure readers into her labyrinth. There is more than 'the occasional buzz of possibility’ in these poems."