This World We Invented

Carolyn Marie Souaid


This World We Invented

This World We Invented

  • Title: This World We Invented
  • Author: Carolyn Marie Souaid
  • ISBN: 9781771313544
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback



A razor sharp eye for detail roams and redeems imperfectionsboth personal and collective.The world in Carolyn Marie Souaid s latest collection is both an act of the imagination and a responsibility Souaid s poems zoom in and out, shifting focus to accommodate varied dimensions of experience We move from the breakdown of a relationship to primordial ooze to a suicide bombA razor sharp eye for detail roams and redeems imperfectionsboth personal and collective.The world in Carolyn Marie Souaid s latest collection is both an act of the imagination and a responsibility Souaid s poems zoom in and out, shifting focus to accommodate varied dimensions of experience We move from the breakdown of a relationship to primordial ooze to a suicide bomb to a son doing his math homework In a disarmingly personable voice, Souaid investigates our darker moments, faces up to losses and failures both intimate and public, often with wry humour If our world is an imperfect invention, it is also, for Souaid, a source of wonder where the trick was not to fall asleep but to notice everything in its brevity I ve no idea what it is to be moss or jadein the spectrum of green There are no patterns there is no good light to measure anything by.The laws of physics drop like an ax.In the end, the body doesn t keep from Where Night Takes Me Praise for This World We Invented These bold, important poems have grappled with beauty and chosen honesty T hey offer no easy consolations, but because they are made things they reflect a hope for change Stephanie Bolster


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What good are they sleepingin their darkish bedrooms?I want to tell them before it's too late:Morning, like a coral bloom,floats on the waves.Take out your fingerpaints,stewards of the drifting frondsand radiant sun along the rippled floor - see that fishing boat at the end of the wharf?The monk of river stones in your handis a good thing.- Light, pg. 9* * *See it as a celebration of flight. Prepare to strayoutside your range of experience.Never shoot at high noonor during the hackneyed ends of [...]

The poems in Souaid's newest collection are a reflection of the middle of life, nuanced enough to look back, but also poised to glance forward with clear eyes. Souaid tackles the personal in a series of poems that explore illness and death, and just as nimbly examines the wider world, with poems addressing Lolita, 9/11, the holocaust. Her poem, "The Glass Half Empty" smartly tackles nostalgia, with all its rosy-coloured glasses:Things were better in the '40's.But I'm not saying go back. To bread [...]

Again and again I am impressed with books whose writer’s either share a small moment with me that I ponder upon in my own life OR make me question the world around me. Isn’t that what good literature is suppose to do? And why am i coming across these observations now in my life (As opposed to my younger days?) Those are some of the quandaries that perplexed my mind as I read Carolyn Marie Souaid’s collection entitled This World We Invented.tinyurl/nrvw7po


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