- Paperback: 148 pages
- Publisher: Woodley Press (April 19, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0981733476
- ISBN-13: 978-0981733470
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.3 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,155,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Atlas of Our Birth Paperback – April 19, 2010
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A passionate and persuasive voice; in both her narrative and lyrical style Hearn forges a verse of impressive lucidity.
George Lamming, author of seven books including In the Castle of my Skin
Serina Allison Hearn's amazing second book of poetry, Atlas of our Birth posits fairytale realities and makes them believable. She alters the physical universe, as in the line Here, it is safe to take out the stone of my heart. She also transforms emotions into myth. This is an original voice, a writer who wears the many-colored robe of Jacob. No poem resembles the other, yet they all fit together with splendor.
Denise Low 2007-2009 Kansas Poet Laureate
Atlas of our Birth is a thoughtfully crafted temporal treat in which one can taste lips as deep as garnets, see blouses of anthurium coral pink cupping breasts, ...and smell salty nipples of the sea. Hearn's writing is provocative, substantial, sexy and exceedingly engaging.
Paloma Mohamed, author, 3 imes winner of Guyana Prize for Literature
Hearn takes the reader on far ranging journeys through several fractured worlds in Atlas of our Birth. Quickly, we realize we are in expert and generous hands with her as our guide. Her first tropical home comes alive, as do separations and motherhood. She writes as one who straddles worlds and builds with language and image to bring together what has been too long asunder.
Linda Rodriguez author of Heart's Migration
About the Author
Dennis Etzel Jr. lives with Carrie and the boys in Topeka, Kansas where he teaches English at Washburn University. He is the author of THE SUM OF TWO MOTHERS (ELJ Publications, 2013), and MY SECRET WARS OF 1984 (BlazeVOX, 2015), and his work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, BlazeVOX, Fact- Simile, 1913: a journal of poetic forms, 3: AM, Tarpaulin Sky, DIAGRAM, and others. He is a TALK Scholar for the Kansas Humanities Council, and volunteers for the YWCA in Topeka, Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge, and other Kansas spaces.
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