Today's poem is "Letter to P on Perfumed Paper"
from Correspondence

Mutabilis Press

Priscilla Frake has published poetry in dozens of journals including Nimrod, The Midwest Quarterly, and The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. Her work has also appeared in several anthologies, including Improbable Worlds, published in 2011 by Mutabilis Press. Her chapbook, Argument Against Winter, was published in Great Britain while she was living there in the 1990’s. In 2012, she won the Lorene Pouncey Award at the Houston Poetry Festival and was nominated for a Pushcart. She is a studio jeweler and currently lives with her husband in Sugar Land, Texas.

Books by Priscilla Frake:

Other poems on the web by Priscilla Frake:
Two poems
Three poems
"Something as a Lion"

Priscilla Frake's Blog.

Priscilla Frake's Website.

Priscilla Frake According to Wikipedia.

Priscilla Frake on Twitter.

About Correspondence:

"I challenge any reader not to come out of reading this book a little wiser and a little less sure of knowledge."
—Sasha West

"In Correspondence, Priscilla Frake takes the reader through an ever-changing internal landscape, darkly beautiful and fierce, jagged and luminous, a place of multiple voices and nothingness: underground, underwater, in fire and in air. The notion of correspondence—letters and postcards exchanged between the poet and her deepest subconscious, texts between Jung and Lao Tzu—structures the book, but Frake's poems also demonstrate the correspondence between not only her mind and its internal landscape, but the correspondence between apparent opposites—'In nothing/ you are everything: spiraling/ arms of rosy explosions,/ the pulse and bang and ferment/ of stars'—and between poet and reader. Her poems invite us to experience her journey as ours, to embrace our shared darknesses, to 'embrace the worthless and the worthy/ with the same love.' We correspond and willingly follow."
—Laurie Clements Lambeth

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