Beauty makes pain bearable
In her fourth book of poetry, Elza deftly builds a raft of questions to keep her afloat amid a marriage that no longer holds water, and which also mirrors subtler breakages in our world. How do you survive this loss of meaning, this “wintering through” this journey of the heart, with no shore in/sight? The intricacies of nature, home, water, light, and the city, bouy Elza through grief and astonish and lift her out of mourning. Transforming and uniting her deeper self with the eros/ions of the world.