Juxtaposing words with the lack of them, Megan Merchant's poems in Unspeakable Light address the loss of speech by her son. With exquisite artistry, they craft a narrative of contrasts--- of coping with joy, passion with frustration. Each poem feeding into the next while they fade out as you read, until the last line is just an embossed silence.  The cover is carved out in reduction and this 6"x 6" book was typed on a faded grey Royal Quiet De Luxe.

Unspeakable Light

by Megan Merchant

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