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Rosarium

Poems

1st Edition

Hannah Dow’s debut poetry collection, Rosarium, is a series of beautiful interrogations. In precise, luminous language, Dow engages the mysteries of faith as a catalyst for meditations on the contradictory human condition—our knot of body and spirit. These poems engage the inexplicable, attempting to articulate the tension between doubt and a longing for certainty, between belief in the potency of language and acceptance of its failures. Yet these lyrics never evaporate into abstraction. They pulse with the particular. Postcards that read as prayers (spoken without hope of response) lead us around the corporeal world through vastly different landscapes—from Mississippi, to California, to Europe, to the Middle East—showing how place shapes us, how the mind cannot escape the body.

72 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2018

Poetry


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"Hannah Dow’s newer voice is also worth the read, as her debut collection 'Rosarium' finds a measure of its power in the first person, sometimes singular, but just as often — and more powerfully — plural."

Gaylord Herald Times

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