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Poems by TAK Erzinger

Perfect-bound paperback | 5 x 8 | 94 pages | April 11, 2023 | 979-8986567655

 

Shortlisted finalist Eyelands Book Awards 2023 (for Published Poetry)

TAK Erzinger invites us on a journey. It’s a deeply personal one: abandonment, discovery, loss and acceptance vie for space on the page. With the help of winged messengers and flora and fauna that creeps, winds and demands we engage, Erzinger presents otherness and connectedness. She leads us through the flux of the human experience with powerful layers of imagery from the natural world.
Revelations are made in the middle of the night, during a pandemic, in the heart of the forest, at the seaside and in food, snapshots of past and present. Through the wonder and surprise of nature, the search for identity is explored, surrendering to what cannot be changed and confronting the mercurial temperament of relationships and how they are perceived, one poem at a time.

-Madeleine F. White, author of Mother of Floods

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TAK Erzinger is an award-winning poet. Her collection At the Foot of the Mountain (Floricanto Press California, 2021) won the University of Indianapolis Etching Press, Whirling Prize 2021 for best nature poetry book. It was also a finalist at The International Book Awards 2022, Willow Run Book Awards and Eyelands Book Awards.  Her first audio drama Stella's Constellation was produced by Alt.Stories and Fake Realities Podcasts, out of the UK.  She is an American/Swiss poet and artist with a Colombian background. She lives on a foothill of a Swiss alp with her husband and cats.