Poetry. "Cynthia Arrieu-King's beautiful new book manages to feel written on the occasion of both a birth and a death, and perhaps it means to remind us that the passage of time necessitates both, as it brims with energy and elegy at once. I love the urge and pull of her richly textured language, her vision of what sorrow can teach us, her poem-as-jeweled-time-traveling-mausoleum, a place where we keep both our beloveds and our own past selves. Elegy doesn't resurrect, but in CONTINUITY it does teach, distill, unveil. It folds time. Thus it reaches for, thus it does reach. 'They keep / saying your place / isn't a room, but / a kind of paragraph.' Yes. Here. My gratitude to this poet for showing me new languages for feelings I thought I knew."—Wendy Xu
Cynthia Arrieu-King is the author of 6 books of poems including CONTINUITY (Octopus Books, 2021), FUTRUELESS LANGUAGES (Rasiator Press, 2018), MANIFEST (Switchback Books, 2013), and PEOPLE ARE TINY IN PAINTINGS OF CHINA (Octopus Books, 2010).
Author City: PHILADELPHIA, PA USA