Vendor- Collins, Arda
Arda Collins's second book of poems, STAR LAKE, is a deeply personal collection that explores the ways our notions of daily life touch the presence of the eternal. With memory as the backdrop of many poems, including the loss of the poet's parents and her experience growing up in a family of survivors from the Armenian genocide, Collins often overlays images of landscapes, weather, and domestic interiors with a tone of melancholy--"Who is the water and who is the light? / A shiver, a love, one you miss, and a wish." But STAR LAKE is also a collection of love poems, poems about the creation of new memories with family, tracing out imaginative shapes for their futures. In this Yale Younger Poets award winner's second collection of poems, Collins returns with truly unforgettable poems that haunt and comfort.