Flowers Around Your Soft Throat
Praise for Christina Seymour’s Flowers Around Your Soft Throat:
The ten poems in Christina Seymour’s debut chapbook, Flowers Around Your Soft Throat, raise everyday suburban life to the level of the sublime.
— Rebecca Foster, Small Press Book Review. Full review here.
Christina Seymour’s presence is a rare gift. From just over here, she observes and honors the lived moment, investigating its edges and finding the urgency and loveliness of spirit there.
— James Harms, author of The Only Lie Worth Telling: New and Selected Poems (Carnegie Mellon University Press)
This collection explores death, love, and hope, pacing through death’s shadowy valley and beginning an ascent of the opposite rim. Seymour writes of the frailty of the heart; she pities “the earthworm, with its two sexes and five impossible hearts”. But these poems aren’t simply a confessional or autobiographical arc. There are ekphrastic pieces on Song Dynasty silks, Mark Rothko, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti and an imitation of Psalm 45. Seymour’s style is textured and detailed with a subtle musicality.
— Matthew Landrum, Structo Poetry Editor
Interview with Christina at Ploughshares here.
The chapbook ships from the USA and costs $5 plus $1 or $2.50 (international) postage. All chapbook profits go to the authors.