- Series: Pitt Poetry Series
- Paperback: 104 pages
- Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press; 1 edition (January 27, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0822962977
- ISBN-13: 978-0822962977
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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- #26306 in American Poetry (Books)
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Bloom in Reverse (Pitt Poetry Series) Paperback – January 27, 2014
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“In the aftermath of a friend’s suicide, Teresa Leo’s speaker mourns, while attempting, out of forced necessity, to find life within death. The poems move like children led by an unknown hand through a dark hallway―trusting, yet questioning. In ‘Bloom in Reverse,’ Leo reveals that healing comes from the world pulling forward, matched with our ability to follow, to receive a hand, regardless of our understanding.”
―Coal Hill Review
"From the dedication page, Teresa Leo's 'Bloom in Reverse' props itself against the fence between the living and the dead. Dedicated to the living but in memory of Leo's friend Sarah, the poems carry the dual burden of trauma and memory. How do we process, how do we articulate trauma? If we're at all like Leo, we recognize that in art, in poetry, we remember the Sarahs of the world and bring them into a collective consciousness. She is not forgotten. . . .[This collection] brings old hurts to the surface, no matter how long you've buried the memories of your own grief, but it reminds us that memory, in the end, is all we have. You can't bring them back, but you can choose to remember."
--Painted Bride Quarterly
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