Rupture is the lyrical account of a woman’s life as it comes apart and reforms, becoming stronger and more vibrant over time. By returning to an earth-nurtured past, the author brings ancient knowledge forward in powerful fragments to seed her urban reality with “contagious magic.” Believing that things once in contact continue to act upon each other, she moves between opposites, stitching them together, sometimes leaving bruises. In the process, lyrical bridges are built between male and female, myth and reality, science and ancient knowledge, urban and rural sensibilities, allowing them to nourish, rather than drain, each other. At the bottom of it all, is the rupture of family, from which the poet to find new ways to trust and hope.

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Patricia Gray

Publication Date: September 1, 2004

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Red Hen Press

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ISBN: 978-1-888996-94-4