Birth in Storm

Birth in Storm

Poems

Book - 2013
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"Leah Sewell uses the language of the plains, and of the body, to open a gulf in us-- a gulf of memory, of disaster-- whatever is precarious, all around us. These are storm poems in the best possible way, full of threat, but also centers of unsettling calm; that which we love, but can no longer reach. Someone leaves town forever; a child stubbornly grows up, and away; the weather turns, maybe for the worst, and we must ride it out."--Benjamin Cartwright.
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : L. Sewell, c2013.
ISBN: 9780615782447
0615782442
Branch Call Number: 811.6 SEW
Characteristics: 33 p. ; 24 cm.

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TSCPL_Miranda Nov 09, 2016

Sewell has a gift for sound quality that invites us to read her poems aloud and savor the syllables.

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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 04, 2016

Sewell's strong use of language certainly made these poems feel as if they were moving physically. There is a definite strength in the poems of Birth in Storm. The wind roars. The earth moves. Fireworks explode. Even in the poet's weakest moments, she seems strong. And the quietest words still re... Read More »


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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 04, 2016

Sewell's strong use of language certainly made these poems feel as if they were moving physically. There is a definite strength in the poems of Birth in Storm. The wind roars. The earth moves. Fireworks explode. Even in the poet's weakest moments, she seems strong. And the quietest words still resound. The rubbing of a seed. The exhale of breath. I could hear the energy within them.

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