black

Sarah Webb

9780944048993

Is there something deeper than this world? Ask a crow, says Black. A crow may laugh at you, but he has a story to tell. It begins in legends—the old ones of black birds and gods, and the ones heard in the air—and dances to the shaman’s drum. It leads to the desert, to simplicity and burning. We follow it into blackness, “the root and bed/ before any thing,” and pour back into a world “where the wind shakes you.” In these poems by Sarah Webb, we live a story that is both everyday and transcendent. Together we “stand beside the dry sand of the river/and feel something moving under it.”

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cover art by Sarah Webb
cover design by Regina Schroeder

isbn 9780944048993
$15.00

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