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-120-130 pages - Paperback, perfect-bound - 16 illustrations plus cover - Poems: 58 - Dimensions: 127mm x 204mm x 9mm - 100% paper
ORDER this stunning illustrated poetry collection by Francis Daulerio. His work ventures through the season opening in spring and landing somewhere in the depths of imagination. In collaboration with Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison, the book is "unique" -- a word we hate, but in this case, true. If & When We Wake is the product of winters and springs. It has been buried under snowpack, thawed, cultivated, scorched by the sun, and buried yet again. The result is a book of poetry and art that shines light on the desperation, helplessness, and loss that everyone feels, and tries to find the beauty of acceptance and growth. It examines the necessity of finding meaning in life after experiencing death. This collection is an attempt to crack back through the ice and rip out a life that emits a light and a heat. It is the woods. It is the grass poking up between toes and tiny bits of soil underneath fingernails. It is alive, and it will sprout and grow.