This debut poetry collection from emeritus King’s bookseller(!) Valentine is a beautiful meditation on family, love, and bravery as well as racist violence and grief. With poems ranging from the joyful to the heartbreaking, support a local poet and buy this today!
–sweet pea, King’s Books, Tacoma, WA
Valentine explores the ways we touch one another and the spaces between us. … She speaks the harms we have done; she calls us to the work of repair. … Here you will find wounds and loss. Candles extinguished, burning and drowning. Young men turned into symbols. But you will also find new and bursting life…
–Tina Ontiveros, Klindt’s Booksellers and Stationers, The Dalles, OR and author of the Pacific Northwest bestselling memoir rough house