My first chapbook, winner of the Blood Pudding Press chapbook contest. Hand bound, 20pp. Cover art by Emma Trithart.
[T]he collection is a tightly woven tapestry of encounters with the dead, stitched together by recurring threads: salt on widow sills, luminous coins, burned paper, house and home.
Lisa Ciccarello explores this relationship between poetry, language, and death in a series of beautifully constructed vignettes.
With a rhythm to her spare prose that begs recitation, Ciccarello’s poems function as incantations intended to protect against, as well as pay homage to, the dead that linger beyond the salt-coated sills of her collection’s windows.