A magical melding of the cold
analytics of science and the lyricism of poetry, Sally Zakariya’s
highly original collection of poems is at once lively and somber,
playful and profound. Her work is conversational, the poet confiding
in the reader like a dear friend. Then, amid these confidences,
she’ll toss off beautiful macabre metaphors that startle: “you
flattened like a penny on the track.” Or again “you left your
exoskeleton in bed last night.” The poet’s persona is clearly a
woman of a certain age looking back, sometimes with regret. Yet,
taken as a whole, the poet remains optimistic: “Now each day a
chance for reclamation/taking back what’s lost while you still can.”
Zakariya's poems are smart, profound, wry, universal, and easily
accessible. The book would make a great gift. - E.A.
How talented she is. I really appreciated her writing,
very poignant verses. Expert weaving of different time
dimensions into a cohesive and telling whole. - A.P.
Vivid and sensitive, yet humorous. - M.P.S.
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