A Camera Obscura (Paperback)

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*HONORABLE MENTION in the 2022 International Latino Book Awards for the Juan Felipe Herrera Best Poetry Book Award - One Author - English*

From the edge of a singularity and across desert roads at night, A Camera Obscura teleports its readers through deep space nebulae and the constructs of cityscapes to arrive at what it means to "see." Lovers embrace in sonnets and meditations move through artworks and Hubble Telescope images as these poems employ ekphrastic visions to balance the profound displacements in the most mundane aspects of our lives with science, fact, faith, and song. In the ceremonial blades of Aztec sacrifice and the anonymity of undocumented lives, these poems accrete into a solar system of images seen true, seen askance, seen in error, seen entire. A Camera Obscura is the dark room of the imagination where sīgnum--the sign, the act--becomes the tangible testaments of living.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781597094818
ISBN-10: 1597094811
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication Date: June 26th, 2021
Pages: 112
Language: English