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Two Birds and a Wolf by Cynthia Polutanovich

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The New York Times calls her writing, "eloquently steamy."

The London Financial Times says, "evocative."

Two Birds and a Wolf, poems of the last ten years by Cynthia Polutanovich, takes the reader on a series of parallel journeys: the journey of the nomad, the journey of the lover, and the journey of the mystic. Largely autobiographical in nature, these poems, and ostensibly the poet, live in a mythical landscape. Cities, mountaintops, lovers, and human bodies, real as they are, all bear their own magical qualities. But this isn’t a book of sweet poems. As happens in any myth or fairy tale, there are moments of ruthlessness. And the specter of our mortal condition looms largely. This collection functions as a companion piece to her memoir, Impermanent: How I Became a Loveless, Trailer Park Nomad, in that it’s a continuation of those same themes: nomadic living, love, sex, the gods, and a search for a beautiful life outside of consumerism. And, like the memoir, this book of poems takes the reader on a journey through place: from the mountain towns of New Mexico, to a year in the Czech Republic, to Brooklyn, New York, to sixteen months on a mountaintop commune.

It's also a chronicle of loves, lovers and heartbreaks.

As the author explores both passion and letting go, Two Birds and a Wolf is a collection of poems, which supposes that the true life force lies somewhere between devastation and ecstasy.

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Cynthia Polutanovich

      

Cynthia Polutanovich is the author of the memoir, Impermanent: How I Became a Loveless, Trailer Park Nomad, and a book of poems, Two Birds and a Wolf. In 2010, she earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from Hunter College in Manhattan. She's spent much of the past two years camping in Northern New Mexico, is currently in Brooklyn, NY, and hopes to be in Poland by the spring

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