Ariana Reines, author of Mercury, said: “Sonya Vatomsky’s Salt Is For Curing is many things: a feast, a grimoire, a fairy tale world, the real world. It’s also too smart for bullshit and too graceful to be mean about the bullshit: a marvelous debut. I love it.”
Salt Is For Curing is the lush and haunting full-length debut by Sonya Vatomsky. These poems, structured as an elaborate meal, conjure up a vapor of earthly pains and magical desires; like the most enduring rituals, Vatomsky’s poems both intoxicate and ward. A new blood moon in American poetry, Salt Is For Curing is surprising, disturbing, and spookily illuminating.
Juliet Escoria, author of Black Cloud, said: “Imagine bodies within bodies eating a feast, spilling over with their own secrets and hopes and dreams …
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