Collecting Silence by Ulrike Narwani

By Ulrike Narwani

The poems in accumulating Silence arc via early life, love and loss, to maturation, getting older, peace. extensive travels all through Asia, Europe and North the US convey Narwani nose to nose with the oppressions of poverty, caste and faith, in addition to the seductions of magical new attractiveness. The poems take the reader down the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, to Chopin’s backyard; a village of untouchables in India, to remnants of the Berlin Wall; from the Pietà and the Mona Lisa to Magritte’s The fake replicate. continuously they're grounded in what Narwani can contact, see, love and keep in mind. turning out to be up in Canada in a Baltic-German family members that was once pressured to to migrate from their native land of Latvia on the onset of WWII, Narwani strives to maintain language, look after hyperlinks to the family’s earlier, a vanished lifestyle, so it can deepen her personal. continuously she listens for what connects, what bridges limitations and separations, for the internal domestic that sustains and renews her. it truly is in our silences, Narwani says, that stories, ourdeepest studies, seek advice from us in a “language we know with out speaking.” during this time of continuous connectivity and chatter, gathering Silence bargains a well timed alternative.

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