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Erou
by Maya Phillips
Four Way Books, 2019
eISBN: 978-1-945588-58-7 | Paper: 978-1-945588-38-9
Library of Congress Classification PS3616.H4626A6 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Maya Phillips’ stunning debut collection Erou borrows the framework of the traditional Greek epic to interrogate the inner workings of a present-day nuclear family and the role of a patriarch whose life, marriage, and death are imagined as a sort of hero’s journey. Her poems move seamlessly between the worlds of the living and the dead, between myth and reality in a journey that raises its own Homeric question: What is home and how do we locate our place within that home? These are poems of passion and compassion in their reconciliation with what cannot be changed—but can be understood—by those who have been left behind.

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