Out of Nowhere

978-1-62288-237-3 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
100 pp.
Pub Date: 02/02/2022
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Out of Nowhere, Susan Comninos’ debut collection of poetry, uses beautiful imagery and complicated literary forms to explore what it means to be a woman, a daughter, and above all what it means to be human. Comninos is a widely published and award-winning poet whose work has been featured in various journals throughout the country. This timely collection carries themes of bodies and human connection as it winds through the diverse and varied characters and settings. Comninos brings a feminist, relevant voice to the old themes of love, loss, and finding beauty in broken people.
“Adonai of night and of flowers,
God of my life. I was not expected to be
beautiful. When flowers grew from my hands, I surprised everyone but my mother.
... my first-generation mother
invited me into being
her future. She asked, and I answered
with a face like her mama's
mishpokhe, but with different colored
petals: my hair, oh my eyes.”
“A Love Poem: for my mother” Out of Nowhere

Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press