Rishma Dunlop

ISBN 13: 978-1-894469-56-2

168 pp

Rishma Dunlop’s Lover Through Departure features new and selected work from a lyric poet who has staked her poetic landscape in the sensual territory of love in the urban environment. Here are poems by a diasporic persona about
encounters in cities around the world, in hotels, motels, and on the road, where identity and authenticity come face to face with desire and the refusal to betray the heart’s most intimate instincts. Sophisticated and tender, this is poetry of love and mortality, captured by a compelling witness to the beauty and violence of the 21st century. To read this collection is to discover at every turn an undeniable radiance, a sense of grace tinged with an erotic edge, a riveting, distinctive voice.

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