By Andrea Perry
Andrea Perry’s Rise is poetry that maintains a fierce and unflinching hope in the midst of the world’s fracture and dislocation. It looks fixedly at social, political, and environmental violence, but never falters in its insistence that other ways of being are possible, that moments of true relation and wholeness might be found, even if only in unexpected ways. It moves by drawing connections between apparently disjointed images and opposed ideas, provoking a surprising sense of unity among scattered and disparate elements. In this way it speaks intimately to the complexities of living with both conscience and hope in the world today.
“Rise radiates with the belief that humankind is on the brink of a new level of consciousness.” – Cid V Brunet