Still Clutching Maps is a poetry collection exploring ideas of identity and place. It encompasses the author’s experiences of living and travelling in the American southwest, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific Northwest and Yukon Territory. It is an honest collection draped in raw imagery, exposing an evolving relationship to language, power and loss....
|Title||:||Still Clutching Maps: poems by Christina Butcher|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||74 Pages|
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Still Clutching Maps: poems by Christina Butcher Reviews
Still Clutching Maps is a good first collection from Christina Butcher, a poet I hope we see more from. Butcher bears witness to her world: her time in the military, her Mexican-American heritage, her relationships in some very well-crafted lines. For example, in the poem titled “Go Kid” hold the line, “the suffocating heat and border patrol vans and corner stores / where you sister bought you dime bags and angry mothers / pinned you to the culture in a past-tense-run-on-run-kid-run- / RUN! sort of way.” Butcher also shows a progression of modern language with her poem “Gold Star for Baby.” There are some pieces that I wanted to see go further either in the language or the imagery.
In her debut collection, Christina Butcher achieves provocative imagery that reminds us of what makes poetry both beautiful and powerful. These verses provide an intimate encounter with her soul. Looking forward to more.