“Ordinary Cruelty” Poetry Collection Debut | SF
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The Booksmith | 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Booksmith is excited to host Amber Flame for the San Francisco launch of her debut poetry collection, Ordinary Cruelty. Arisa White, the poet, will also be joining you in the celebration.
In Ordinary Cruelty, Flame spells out rituals in everyday decisions to hold on or let go. While questioning the role of elder, mentor, mother in the face of losing those figures, Flame details the unrelenting nature of parenthood through the cycles of grief. Her poems rejoice in the brown skin of the female body, while soberly acknowledging the societal dangers of claiming such skin as home. Flame takes the reader through a visceral examination of the body’s processes of both dying and continuing to live and the joy to be found while we do.
Free and an RSVP is encouraged.