Acts of Love by Edgar Gabriel Silex

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In his third book of poetry, Edgar Gabriel Silex explores the ways love confronts us. Devastatingly honest, these poems begin with "children transported in confusions of love" and examine relationships within the family and with lovers, and "how our love, for our most precious things, is soiled with our shameful behaviors, by our acceptance of doubt and melancholia."

The general movement of the poems is affirmative, traveling from pain of childhood trauma through understanding to the point where the narrator is able to break the cycle of violence and conclude "we will remember / everything in beauty."


About Edgar Gabriel Silex

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Silex writes poetry. He teaches at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
Published April 1, 2004 by Curbstone Books. 68 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Parents and kids, pride and political fear, abuse and recovery from abuse make recurrent themes for Silex's fluent and punctuationless free verse, a style halfway between Lucille Clifton (one of Silex's mentors) and W.S.

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