The Soluble Hour by Hillary GravendykThe Soluble Hour by Hillary Gravendyk

The Soluble Hour

byHillary GravendykOtherCynthia Arrieu-King

Paperback | October 3, 2017

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In Hillary Gravendyk’s The Soluble Hour, the speaker sings with visionary passion how the beloved and dear ones will soon be without her and laments for their imminent grief. But being in extremis pulls the voice towards testimony of unquestioned love, a recollection of landscapes Californian and otherwise, and previous selves. The poet wields her deep solitude as the measure of truth and conviction, the self that accepts its own impermanence.
HILLARY ANNE GRAVENDYK (1979–2014) was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended Tulane and the University of Washington and went on to get a doctorate in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2008, her chapbook The Naturalist came out from Achiote Press and in 2010, her book Harm was published by Omnid...
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Title:The Soluble HourFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Omnidawn PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1632430452

ISBN - 13:9781632430458

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“The lyric here is both cry and love song. These deeply felt and precise poems cry for the beloved, knowing the beloved will soon be bereft: ‘I understand transformation better than death, though / I practice for it every night, with you.’ Transformation in language is metaphor, the magical force that moves substance to spirit. Again and again Gravendyk enacts this magic, a gift for those who will grieve, which is all of us: ‘I fluttered in your chest, and was remembered.’” - Julie Carr, author of Rag