In a poem called “Born,” Gigi Marks writes: “Because there are/ places that disappear, the ones that/ I go back to stand out in relief.” These short but potent poems revisit such places with insight, emotional precision, and a true poet’s eye.
There is a quiet loveliness to these poems. Gigi Marks writes, in a voice that almost sings, and with the simplest, gentlest words, of sheltering and being sheltered. With the graceful delicacy of her poems, Marks reminds us, gently and without sentimentality, of what’s truly important in our lives.
These are gorgeous poems, full of earthen grace and intelligence. I love how, reading them, I feel embodied–feet, arms, skin, the presence of my daughter–all alive and new.
—LYANDA LYNN HAUPT