August 6, 2020|
Render by Sachiko Murakami
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Governor General''s Literary Award finalist

Searing, intimate poems that render a history of trauma, addiction, and recovery through dreams and waking experience.

Render ( to submit, as for consideration; to give or make available; to give what is due or owed; to give in return, or retribution; to surrender; to yield. To represent; to perform an interpretation of; to arrange. To express in another language or form; to translate. To deliver or pronounce formally; to cause to become; to reduce, convert, or melt down, by heating.

Journey through dreamscapes in Sachiko Murakami''s intimate and unflinching poetic memoir as she travels the non-linear path of addiction to recovery, how it shifts over time, and what happens when it is translated through poetry. Looking beyond the straightforward, happily-ever-after narrative, Murakami wades through the aftermath of her addiction and questions what happens to trauma when it is put down on the page - and all the ways in which it can be rendered. Recovery is a jagged line, but hope lives and crystallizes in every moment we can mark ourselves "#stillhere."

Render inhabits the intersection of dreams, memory, and consciousness in a searing exploration of addiction, recovery, and trauma. Open these pages and surrender yourself to Murakami''s tender and ferocious verse.

Sachiko Murakami is the author of four poetry collections, including The Invisibility Exhibit (shortlisted for the Governor General''s Literary Award) and her latest, Render. As a literary worker, she has edited poetry, worked for trade organizations, hosted reading series, organized conferences, sat on juries, and judged prizes. She l...
Product dimensions:136 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:136 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.4 in
Published:August 6, 2020
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781551528274

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