Dust or Fire by Alyda FaberDust or Fire by Alyda Faber

Dust or Fire

byAlyda Faber

Paperback | October 4, 2016

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Is this life a route or a destination?

Alyda Faber's assured début examines the ties that bind us to one another and to the Earth we inhabit, and asks the question, What is left of us when we are gone?

In the quiet and unsettling poems of Dust or Fire, Faber speaks from the grief following death to explore the meaning of love and family. She is not afraid of gaps and ellipses, finding music in the silences. Her unflinching gaze explores the imperfections of our fleeting existence, our ambitions and relationships, our flawed humanity. Documenting the search for home, the longing to belong, to love and be loved, she turns to the ways love can curve toward pain, how we carelessly hurt one another, but also how we find the grace to forgive and carry on. Dust or Fire is a moving collection, at once grounding and uplifting.

Dust or Fire is Alyda Faber's first book of poetry. Her poems have appeared in the Antigonish Review, Bitterzoet, Contemporary Verse 2, Ensafh. (Etc.), the Malahat Review, the Nashwaak Review, and the Puritan Review, as well as in a chapbook, Berlinale Erotik: Berlin Film Festival. She teaches at the Atlantic School of Theology in Hal...
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Title:Dust or FireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.51 × 5.51 × 0.35 inPublished:October 4, 2016Publisher:Goose Lane EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864929226

ISBN - 13:9780864929228

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