Fovea / Ages Ago

Fovea / Ages Ago

9781914221002

The fovea centralis is a small depression in the retina that produces our sharpest vision. In this keenly perceptive chapbook, Sarah Lasoye ruminates on moments from the playground to the present day. Sitting across from her early memories, she begins to discern the watery contours of a primary self.

Through abstract and narrative poems, Lasoye’s temporal experiments open up a tender interior life and a need to anchor oneself in others. With no clean boundary between past and present, emergent preoccupations—with selfhood, goodness and want—persist and reappear. 

This compact collection keeps to itself—an inquisitive, personal contemplation on childhood and growth.

‘With an unassuming yet unmistakable sure-footedness in each deft step, this is a body of work to be admired.’ — Jacob Sam-La Rose, author of Breaking Silence

‘A radiant debut from Sarah Lasoye. Her vision is sharp. Her voice is glisteningly clear.’ — Victoria Adukwei Bulley, author of Girl B

‘Written with joy and intention, every poem is as perfectly sculpted as the one before it. A gorgeous debut that will stay with you long after reading.’ — Hibaq Osman, author of where the memory was

‘Visionary … a collection of prismatic, Time-traced lyrics where memory and matter braid together and where muscle and image, clarity and mystery are kith and kin.’ — R. A. Villanueva, author of Reliquaria

‘With an unassuming yet unmistakable sure-footedness in each deft step, this is a body of work to be admired.’ — Jacob Sam-La Rose, author of Breaking Silence

‘A radiant debut from Sarah Lasoye. Her vision is sharp. Her voice is glisteningly clear.’ — Victoria Adukwei Bulley, author of Girl B

‘Written with joy and intention, every poem is as perfectly sculpted as the one before it. A gorgeous debut that will stay with you long after reading.’ — Hibaq Osman, author of where the memory was

‘Visionary … a collection of prismatic, Time-traced lyrics where memory and matter braid together and where muscle and image, clarity and mystery are kith and kin.’ — R. A. Villanueva, author of Reliquaria

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2021

Adult Fiction

Autobiographical Fiction and Poetry and Plays

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