The Moons of August
Danusha Lameris

$17.95

Winner of the 2013
Autumn House Poetry Prize,
selected by Naomi Shihab Nye
ISBN 978-1-932870-95-4

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This book of motherhood, memory, and elegiac urgency crosses borders, cultures, and languages to bring us the good news of being alive. With language clear as water and rich as blood, The Moons of August offers a human communion we can all believe in. Reckoning with and grieving for the past as they claim the future, these poems are wise, direct, and fearless. “What’s gone / is not quite gone, but lingers,” Laméris reminds us. “Not the language, but the bones / of the language. Not the beloved, / but the dark bed the beloved makes / inside our bodies.”

–Dorianne Laux