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Halstead's poems reflect both the power of imagination and the indomitable spirit. Even amidst the strain of holocaust memories her lodestar is light, as in the poem Painting: i paint trenches i paint the charred / ribcage of my father's house / i paint the dead ashgray / and the light always the light. The book is uplifting and life-affirming, providing a kind of attitudiHalstead's poems reflect both the power of imagination and the indomitable spirit. Even amidst the strain of holocaust memories her lodestar is light, as in the poem Painting: i paint trenches i paint the charred / ribcage of my father's house / i paint the dead ashgray / and the light always the light. The book is uplifting and life-affirming, providing a kind of attitudinal map for overcoming difficulties. The wonders of nature, music, famous artists and Halstead's compassion all serve as guiding lights through a maze of personal and historical memory that winds its way to the present and a visit, for example, to the dentist. As the title suggests, there literally are spaces between the words and phrases making for an array of visual, poetic collages. As well, the title conveys the Zen-like consciousness of the poems and the poet....

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ISBN : 9780981866109
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 80 Pages
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