By Laurie Ann Guerrero
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"Earthquakes in Our Fingertips" is a set of poetry and drawings which pulls us to respond to the decision to turn into energetic stewarts to this fragile, attractive global and all it is population which we name domestic. "Whales migrate, stars rise,bees are guided to every flower. Sap flows via each treein song to the heartbeat of the planets,"is a quote from the poem "Earthquakes in Our Fingertips.
“For over thirty years now, Leslie Ullman has gradually sophisticated a poetry of the main acute and lyrically targeted mindfulness, of what one in all her poems calls the ‘greater alertness. ’ this technique has been cast partly by means of her skill to render the cruel beauties of the southwestern landscapes which have been her followed domestic.
Full of the nuanced attractiveness and complexity of the everyday—a pot of beans, a goat carcass, embroidered linens, a grandfather’s cancer—A Tongue within the Mouth of the death trips throughout the inherited worry of production and destruction. The histories of South Texas and its humans spread in Laurie Ann Guerrero’s stirring language, together with the dehumanization of guys and its results on ladies and kids.
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