Craving - Poetry Chapbook

(12 Pages - Published 2019)

Craving is a short but intense volume that unearths the raw, volatile, and desperate nature of grief and of desire. The inspiration for the chapbook arose from the following Marilynne Robinson quote, from her 1980 novel Housekeeping:

“To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon

the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many

hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when

we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing – the world will be made whole. For to wish for a

hand on one’s hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us

again. Though we dream and hardly know it, longing, like an angel, fosters us, smooths our hair,

and brings us wild strawberries.”

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