Monday, May 9, 2016

My Whirlwind Book Tour - from Manhattan to Brooklyn to Manhattan - Geographies

At Zinc Bar.
83 West Third Street, NYC.
Geographies of Soul and Taffeta & Michael Broder's martini.
Yesterday was the third stop of my whirlwind three-reading tour – Greenwich Village to Brooklyn to the Lower East Side. Thanks to Douglas, Patricia, George, Jane, and my co-reader in the LES, Christine Hamm. And Indolent's Michael Broder.

I have thus launched Geographies of Soul and Taffeta (Indolent Books), which can be purchased any of three ways and perhaps through a means more mysterious than I can comprehend. In the meantime:

1----Through me. Hit me up if you are in the New York City area.
2----Indolent Books. Click here.

The blurbs:
Sarah Sarai's Geographies of Soul and Taffeta takes place in a universe where the real and the unreal meet each other in a careful, ecstatic dance, where words melt into their partners and opposites, and Yin and Yang swirl together like the best kind of soft serve ice cream. The ideas and images here are exact, surprising and often, humorous: in fact, Sarai's poems strike new ground in being intelligent and far reaching while maintaining an air of humility and matter of fact-ness. Christine Hamm, Echo Park

The poems in Sarah Sarai’s Geographies of Soul and Taffeta are little transgressions, butterflies a-wing. They present a poetry of surprise. Don’t expect candy (though there might be some); don’t expect demons (even the ones who live there). Dive in, world-hunter, dream-needer. Let Sarai’s vision and images wing you to your next place, fiercely reflective and very much alive. Richard Lorenger, Poems for Teeth  

This is strong and beautiful work. What haunts me most has to do with the emotional acuity and authority exemplified in how the poems’ subjectivities are rendered essential. The generosity, the word play and re-play, the variations, the real world and its perpetual redemptions, the imagination's power not to transform exactly, but to reveal, which is transforming, make Geographies of Soul and Taffeta a rewarding read. Debora Lidov, Trance

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