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The Writing of an Hour

Language as a means to transcend the quotidian and to explore the senses

What actually happens within the revolution of the clock's hands? In The Writing of an Hour the poet considers the effort and the deliberateness that brings her to her desk each day. Despite domestic and day job demands and pandemic lockdown, Coultas forges connections to the sublime and wonders what it means to be from the Americas. These poems verge on the surreal, transform the quotidian, and respond anew to the marvelous. The Writing of an Hour takes the reader on a journey in four sections; from a bedroom to an improvised desk over the North Sea, where she attempts to create an artwork inside an airplane cabin flying over Greenland's rivers of ice.

The Mending Hour
I tied one on, I mean I took my grandmother's apron, its strings and glittery rickrack and I wore it on the streets of the East Village. The apron is a cloak of superpowers, a psychic umbrella I paraded past Emma Goldman's E. 10th St. address, and rang her doorbell for a sip of water. My domestic armor is made of gingham though a woman is still considered an unelectable candidate.

About the Author

BRENDA COULTAS (New York, NY) is a contemporary American poet. She is the author of the collections A Journal of Places, The Tatters, The Marvelous Bones of Time, and A Handmade Museum. She teaches at Touro College.

Endorsements

"These beautifully crafted pieces observe how time unlocks registers of the soul: 'why are we here if not to be makers.' Coultas quilts across mind/land/scapes with corporeal delicacy. To embody an hour as a glossary for perception, is to relish where today's sentence can take us."—Edwin Torres, author of Quanundrum (i will be your many angled thing)
Wesleyan University Press
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