20 September 2017

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Arco Iris

2012

Author Sarah Vap

Soft Cover, 6 x 7 1/2", 80 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9833686-4-9

A new collection by prize-winning poet Sarah Vap

In her latest collection, Arco Iris, Sarah Vap explores race, tourism, market, history, intimacy, and the vulnerability of lives beneath the stamp of longstanding powers.

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In her latest collection, Arco Iris, Sarah Vap explores race, tourism, market, history, intimacy, and the vulnerability of lives beneath the stamp of longstanding powers. Whiteness is considered through the action of travel in South America where white bodies disappear, or are invisible, or attempt to become irrelevant, or are impossible to destroy. These hallucinatory poems explore the subtle violence beneath the commonplace in a foreign land, a violence which underscores the naiveté of the traveler. As she writes in the haunting poem, “Trace”: The white and gold // fairy dust left of some spent bomb / settles // to the eyes of three children cuddling / in their hammock, belly-level of our boat.

Reviews

Overall, Arco Iris is a kind of miracle – a book of poems interrogating the personal and the public, with beauty and urgency...

- Diana Arterian Panko