Bonfire Opera: Poems


Danusha Lameris, 2020

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Winner, 2021 Northern California Book Award

Finalist, 2021 Patterson Poetry Prize

Sometimes the most compelling landscapes are the ones where worlds collide: where a desert meets the sea, a civilization, no-man’s land. Here in Bonfire Opera, grief and Eros grapple in the same domain. A bullet-hole through the heart, a house full of ripe persimmons, a ghost in a garden. Coyotes cry out on the hill, and lovers find themselves kissing, “bee-stung, drunk” in the middle of road. Here, the dust is holy, as is the dark, unknown. These are poems that praise the impossible, wild world, finding beauty in its wake.

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Weight4.9 oz
Dimensions8 × 6 × .3125 in

Publication Date

February 25, 2020

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