I write because I am trying to get closer and closer to the marrow of it, whatever the It might be. I write to try and find order in chaos. And sometimes I don't. Sometimes I do --Danusha Lameris

Danusha Lameris: Intimacy with the Marrow of Life

Danusha Lameris: Intimacy with the Marrow of Life

Nov 29, 2022-- Danusha Lameris's poems have been called "wise, direct, and fearless" (American poet Dorianne Laux). She began writing poetry, as she believes many people do, from a place of heartbreak, and not knowing what to do with it. Her first book of poems, The Moons of August, came on the heels of a rapid succession of deep losses in her early 30s. "I've buried a lover, a brother, a son," she writes early on in the collection. Poetry allowed her to become intimate with world and life, down to the marrow. In the process, it enabled her to lay to bed some of the grief, freeing her to go to the edge of discovering joy and pleasure once again -- at the place where grief and pleasure live together, in the body. More in this profile piece. (2063 reads)


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