Poetry. Women’s Studies. LGBT Studies.
Written by Michelle Matthees
“Here is poetry of witness and vision, haunted by personal ghosts and those of history. Part lyrical travelogue, part oracular choiring, FLUCHT unfolds in perfect imperfect rhythm: swans in Poland bear memories of snow into a black canal, white owls wait in the birch trees of Siberia, a mother brings her newly–adopted Russian daughter into an American Miracle Mart. There’s a sober mistrust of redemption here, yet an abiding solace in the silence which surrounds all, and Matthees mines this, stunningly, transforming everything in her view. ‘The moon has / shed her clothes after all because / it was just an agreement, language.'”
–Joni Wallace, author of Kingdom Come Radio Show