I have kept the moon on all night in my own way,
by listening, by not forgetting it is there. Small witchery.”
Skaja’s debut poetry collection, winner of the Walt Whitman Award, is an unearthing of wilderness and womanhood, from the raw terror of departing a violent lover to the brave and furious metamorphosis of beginning anew. Laced with mythological imagery and strung with urgency, Brute speaks with the intimate knowledge of a set trap– and the visceral process of rescuing oneself over and over.
–Marissa, Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, OR