A final collection fully inscribed with the daring of the author’s acrobatic mind and the force of his unrelenting spirit. These poems brush up against the pain, fear, and isolation that accompany a long illness, but with all the creative force of an artist in full command of his craft and the teeming affection of a human utterly in love with the world.
Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. This collection shows us the persistence of hunger, love, and joy, the dizzying fullness of our too-short lives.
Poet Ed Bok Lee kicks off this new monthly event series with a screening of Arrival, followed by a conversation with Spanish and Latin American Studies professor Andrea Bell. Hosted by Angela Pelster at Bryant Lake Bowl, with books sales provided by Milkweed Books.
Alone in the world and placed in a horrific boarding school, Saul Indian Horse is surrounded by violence and cruelty. At the urging of a priest, he finds a tentative salvation in hockey. Yet as Saul’s victories mount, so do the racism and the hatred—the harshness of a world that will never welcome him, tied inexorably to the sport he loves.