Pages: 80 Size: 7x10
In lush imagery of earth, sea, sky, flora and fauna, am-phib-ian traces a daughter’s odyssey—through a web fractured relationships with both lovers and kin, experiences the poet calls a "physics of cruelty"—and through the flux of accompanying existential questions concerning personal identity. This collection is also the story of a spirit determined to survive the journey—appropriating in the effort whatever available tools and attributes—human or amphibian.
The poems here are ceremonial objects; they’re parts of spells cast to call up the dead and celebrate the women who lived.
– Maya Marshall, Rhino Poetry