BLOOD, SPARROWS AND SPARROWS by Eugenia Leigh

Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows.jpg
Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows.jpg

BLOOD, SPARROWS AND SPARROWS by Eugenia Leigh

5.99

84 Pages
©2014

Publisher: Four Way Books
Purchase includes: PDF

Read reviews on Amazon & Goodreads


“Everyone warns us off the rocks. / But what will keep us from the river?” Leigh asks in her debut collection, which pieces together a kind of mythology in which the surreal and celestial coexist with the realities of childhood abuse as an adult speaker grapples with its lasting emotional trauma. Rooted in a place of deep faith and bottomless compassion, Leigh’s speaker struggles to remember, and to remind us all, “that to worship is to survive is to be / wholly human.”

"This book went through me like a blue lightning strike. Part lyric, part narrative, and always alive, unflinchingly alive. A wonderful book and an even more astonishing debut!" — Thomas Lux

EUGENIA LEIGH is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Poets & Writers Magazine, Kundiman, Rattle, and The Asian American Literary Review. She serves as Poetry Editor of Kartika Review and lives in New York City.

Add to Cart