Cipher/Civilian by Leslie Bumstead

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Poetry. Leslie Bumstead's remarkable collection issues lyric communiqu‚s from regions unknown to most. Epistolary and lyric, dangerous and tender, CIPHER/CIVILIAN offers juxtapositions of travel, politics, motherhood, revolution, and-perhaps most importantly-love and passion. This collection of poems, prose, and letters is from within some of the poorest regions/populations of the world, from an outsider whose overwhelming insight and compassion create her own lyric language to make known the unknown, to teach us all universal truths, to teach us all of love and beauty, and to say to us what otherwise cannot be said.

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Published January 1, 2006 by Edge Books. 93 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This disarmingly intimate account—rendered in fragmentary poetic sequences, neat couplets and prose blocks—of Bumstead's travels in northern Guatemala, El Salvador, Chiapas and the Ivory Coast is an expansive and surprising experimental debut, in terms of its far-ranging geography as well as its ...

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