Dreaming Escape

Dreaming Escape

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Author: Valentina Saraçini

Translators: Erica Weitzman, Flora Ismaili, and Rudina Jason

Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2008)

Saraçini joins together the grimly political and the intensely personal, moving through a psychological universe full of impossible geographies, fallible gods, absence and fog and longed for escapes. What emerges from these lines is a space somewhere beyond grief, where one is still vulnerable to the shocks of both individual and collective calamity. The poems in this collection both question and dream, imagine and mourn, displace fear with loneliness, loneliness with occasional calm.