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Book of the Week: Rope

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Rebecca Robinson

"Rope is the debut of a unique lyric voice -- inventive and varied, rich in imagery, and always rooted in a searching intelligence. These beautifully written poems fizz with all the 'shimmer and jazz’ of modern life." Jane Yeh

Khairani Barokka’s first full poetry collection, Rope, is a spellbinding and impressive debut, kaleidoscopic in detail and richly compelling. With a meticulous artist’s instinct, these finely-tuned poems ask urgent questions about our impact upon the environment, and examine carefully the fragile ties that bind our lives and our fate to our planet, our ecosystems and to our fellow humans. 

Sensual and ecologically attentive, Rope draws on issues of climate change, sexuality, violence, nature, desire and the body. Lush with detail, alert to its own distinct sounds, this is poetry in urgent and vivacious action - intent on finding vivid joy and hope amidst the destruction and dangers of the Anthropocene era.

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