The Darkened Temple ( Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry )
Contributor(s): L'Esperance, Mari (Author)
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Pub Date: September 01, 2008
Poetry collection 78 pages
"Longing itself is nothing but the heart's open spaces," writes Mari L'Esperance. And in the open spaces at the heart of these poems is a mother who has disappeared. In a world of war and displacement, illness of the mind and body, imprisonment and violence both historical and personal, the poet leads her readers through a landscape of loss. In unadorned language, she draws readers into the interplay between articulation and silence--and finally offers a vision of redemption.