The Silent G cover

Arpine Konyalian Grenier
The Silent G

US Trade, 81pp, €15, 2019
ISBN 979-10-90394-60-5
The cover image is by dylan harris

Dislocated in time and space, these words turn longing into flesh as they haunt memory with images both bitter and sweet–poems to read and reread and to ponder what history has made of us, and what we will make of it. A diasporic masterpiece. Stephen K Levine

The way she puts it… “that was the killer, that poetry. You pulled the covers over you and your poetry, then found a stranger right there, under the covers with you.”… is exactly right, that’s what poetry does, because it is itself, unbeknownst to you, that stranger you try to hide from under those covers. Go find it — read this book! Pierre Joris

The conceded weave of memory into poetry, with history and the art of the poem, all this surfaces like magnificent sea beasts breaking the plane of the water, all that was underneath now is here fixed, rising as the stars, moon, and in sun silence loud. Michael Basinski