My Etruscan Face
My Etruscan Face is Gianna Patriarca’s sixth book of poetry. Patriarca is a poet whose voice has not strayed from her first book, the awardwinning Italian Women and Other Tragedies: still direct, honest and lyrical. In this collection she takes us on an extraordinary quest for self and home as she encounters a myriad of characters with uniquely mysterious faces. Gianna takes the contradictions of human existence, the ordinary acts of living, and spins them into a startling prayer of redemption. She is pure feeling, and her poems are fully mortal, completely compassionate. This collection is a passionate woman’s voracious embrace of the pleasures and the fears of life. She aims for the heart.
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