House- Scott Cecchin (Chapbook)
Through various speakers, the long poem House upends the boundaries between dream and memory, growth and rot, house and body. Scott Cecchin investigates the undercurrents of ownership, possession and inheritance, while quietly observing conflicts between taking and giving. Life, in the form of lions, eclipses, tangled weeds, and crumbs of bread is all held in the structure of the house as "small song-birds emerge from beneath the carpets." These poems know what it is for the familiar to become strange, what it is to break and rebuild.
Printed as part of the Vallum Chapbook Series No. 35