Divided into four distinct sections, this collection of poetry draws inspiration from the natural world while dissecting the concepts of loss, hesitancy, generation, and repetition. Exploring how everything may be turned into words, this intriguing anthology also demonstrates how those words themselves may enact life. Additional voices and stories are used to convey psychological and physical sufferingutilizing the characters of the Furies, Sylvia Plath, and Medeaas well as the trauma and delight of birth and the curious reappearance of family traits. The final section is inspired by multicultural source material, combining images, stories, and ideas and grafting them onto a western sensibility. Rigorous and perceptive, this compendium features a diverse array of aesthetic touchstones such as an enduring classical poem, a superb Chinese pot, and the sublime architectural and sculptural records of India.