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April 28, 2020 / barton smock

{ The Flavor Of The Other ~ poems ~ Clara Burghelea }

ISACOUSTIC*

The Flavor Of The Other
poems, Clara Burghelea
Dos Madres, 2020

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Clara Burghelea’s The Flavor of the Other is both a progressive exit and an appearing act. Inside of each, stillness awaits no inheritance. Full of confessional reserve and prayers that maybe begin with amen, these poems carry the exaggerated possessions of location as the divided theft of void and oblivion. Burghelea knows taste as a portal through which one can swap hungers, and makes of self an otherness versed in the familiarities of a becoming not saddled with being. If it is here that migration and exile are two birdwatchers marked by the same talon, then a reader may place themselves as one combed by any scar that holds hair as the body’s longest fire while another counts backward then forward using absence as census.

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reflection by Barton Smock

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book is here:
https://www.dosmadres.com/shop/flavor-of-the-other-by-clara-burghelea/

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