“In Future Sounds, poet Erin Francisco serves as a cartographer of both natural and human terrains, toggling  beauty and despair and all the wildness and wonderment ‘in the great bruise of the galaxy.’ Using a spare and stripped back language, these lean poems give voice to the silenced worlds of highways and dead bees, migrating birds and fields of grass, alongside a historic narrative of a captured Nazi and a father’s shocking advice to a son. Here, the glazey hues of blown fields and trees can be temples to the infinite or good sites for lynching. These are poems of majestic outrage, of social justice and of delight in the smallest most glamorous moments in the natural world.  Francisco applies such a unique poetic syntax and even gives us her secret recipe:  ‘this simple formula gaining ground always / foraging for another word.’  Thankfully, she foraged and harvested these extraordinary poems, fearless and full of light.” – Elizabeth Cohen, author of The House on Beartown Road


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  • Pages: : 28
  • Publisher: : Split Oak Press
  • Language: : English
  • ISBN: : 978-0-9841867-9-2
  • Product Dimensions: : 6 x 9
  • Released: : 2016

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