Poetry. Women's Studies. The poems in this collection are sculpted like carnallite crystals and come together as elegiac meditations, drawing on history and mythology. Beauty and pathos are wound in a tangle of exile and find a home. Offering free verse, prose poems, haibun and haiku, Ilona Martonfi uses her poetry to build on her activism as a tool for achieving goals and taking a stand. The book's five sections are composed of poetry of witness, ekphrastic poems, resistance poems, erasure poems, dream poems, persona poems, elegies.
Born in Budapest, Ilona Martonfi is a Montreal poet, writer, editor, creative writing teacher, and founder of the writing group Rue Towers Writers. She is the author of four collections of poetry: SALT BRIDE (Inanna Publications, 2019), THE SNOW KIMONO (Inanna Publications, 2015), Black Gras (2012), and Blue Poppy (2009). She has published four chapbooks—Visiting the Ridge, Charivari, Magda, and Adagio. Her poetry has been featured in numerous North American magazines and literary journals. She is the founder and Arts Director of The Yellow Door and Visual Arts Centre Readings, co-founder of Lovers & Others, and winner of the 2010 Quebec Writers' Federation Community Award.Author City: MONTREAL, QC CAN