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By Ulrike Narwani

The poems in gathering Silence arc via early life, love and loss, to maturation, getting older, peace. broad travels all through Asia, Europe and North the United States carry Narwani head to head with the oppressions of poverty, caste and faith, in addition to the seductions of magical new good looks. The poems take the reader down the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, to Chopin’s backyard; a village of untouchables in India, to remnants of the Berlin Wall; from the Pietà and the Mona Lisa to Magritte’s The fake reflect. consistently they're grounded in what Narwani can contact, see, love and take into accout. becoming up in Canada in a Baltic-German kin that was once pressured to to migrate from their native land of Latvia on the onset of WWII, Narwani strives to keep language, shield hyperlinks to the family’s earlier, a vanished lifestyle, so it will probably deepen her personal. continually she listens for what connects, what bridges barriers and separations, for the interior domestic that sustains and renews her. it's in our silences, Narwani says, that thoughts, ourdeepest reviews, consult us in a “language we know with out speaking.” during this time of continuous connectivity and chatter, amassing Silence deals a well timed alternative.

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