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The Traps Weaving Together Violence And Beauty The Beginning Of War Was Also A Blossom The Traps Is A Lyric Collection That Refuses A Straight Forward Narrative Rather, Each Poem Uses Images To Evoke An Array Of Emotions Passion, Terror, Longing These Compact, Yet Intricate Poems Explore Traps In The Word S Many Connotations Whether We Are In The Narrowest Spaces Or Tied To The Rafters, We Are Tempted, Lured, And Ambushed



10 thoughts on “The Traps

  1. says:

    I m glad I was alone in the house when I read this book because I must have sounded insane lots of ah ha s and oh my god s Hot damn I love it when poems do exactly what they are supposed to do, which is to make me feel something that prose cannot access There are so many combinations of words and images here that so perfectly evoke emotion the book feels like a study of Eliot s objective correlative T


  2. says:

    I stumbled upon this book on Four Way s website It sounds silly, but I was impressed with the cover art and a few beautiful excerpts I found online, and then a couple of days later it was waiting in my mailbox A note about cover art I think a beautiful cover is huge indicator that that the author or publisher likely have good taste and understand that books have to seduce, otherwise, nobody will pick them


  3. says:

    Precise and wrenching so very beautiful.


  4. says:

    Mathias The Traps is a collection I can return to over and over and always take away something new from each poem I wanted to write a poem tonight, The Traps lent me a hand.


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About the Author: Louise Mathias

Louise Mathias was born in 1975 in Bedford, England, and grew up in a small village in Suffolk, England, and later, Los Angeles Her first book, Lark Apprentice, won the 2003 New Issues Poetry Prize and was published in 2004 by New Issues Press A chapbook, Above All Else, the Trembling Resembles a Forest, was selected by Martha Ronk for the Burnside Review Chapbook contest, was published in 2010.