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Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz: Poems | Sasha taqw?blu LaPointe
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A wild, seductive debut collection that presents a powerful journey of struggle and healingand a spellbinding brew of folklore, movies, music, and ritual. Draw me encircled // in something // other than gasoline. The poems of Rose Quartz hum with the naked energy of one who has found her way home after a journey rife with difficulty and who has the scars to show for it. In them, Sasha taqw?blu LaPointe moves from intimate scenes of perila car accident, an unwelcome advance at a party, a miscarriageto the salvific, exhilarating punk scene of the Pacific Northwest and the centering shores of her Coast Salish ancestors. Along the way, she peers into the darker corners of her own search for belonging, and finds there glittering stones dense with meaning and the power to move forward. As game to follow a beckoning Laura Palmer into the burning woods as she is to step into the shoes of Little Red Riding Hood as she lays waste to her wolf, LaPointe explores the sublime space between beauty and danger through lush, almost baroque, use of folktale and color. Red, white, blue, and an amalgam that is none of the aboverosevie for the speakers embrace as a mixed-race woman. Here, poems become offerings, rituals, incantations conjured in the name of healing and power. Like the stones and cards laid on an altar, Rose Quartz offers a reading at the intersection of identity and myth, trauma and truth, telling the story of past, present, and future.
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This book was really well done. It was intense in places, raw and honest. The author is an indigenous woman from the Pacific Northwest, and this book is her experience, her life in lines of poetry. I checked this out on #hoopla, and I find these poems have inspired me to write about the brutal things I went through, the things I‘ve been unable to even begin to write/talk about. I think there‘s power in acknowledging trauma. #poetry ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!

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Rose Quartz: Poems | Sasha taqw?blu LaPointe
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My April Feminist Book Club box came early! Happy National Poetry Month! 🌹