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Wounds Fragments Derelict

by Carlos Gabriel Kelly 2Leaf Press
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Pbk 120 pages
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Wounds Fragments Derelict is Carlos Gabriel Kelly's debut poetry collection. These poems comprise a narrative of love and loss. Throughout the collection, Kelly weaves poetic fragments into a narrative expressing the torment of a relationship that clings to the heart even with the passage of time. As the speaker conjures his world seen through the prism of lost love, ghosts populate a landscape in which heartbreak prevents any possibility of moving forward. In these fragments, romantic, bold, and erotic verse speaks to the heart, its repetitions rattling the bones with carefully composed meter. Kelly also inventively takes advantage of the full page to create non-traditional forms for his poems. With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flair, he distills the most exhilarating highs and heartbreaking lows of life and love into evocative lines that will become etched in the reader's mind.
“Fluent in the language of hope and loss, Wounds Fragments Derelict offers up pieces of a love story careening towards its familiar and inevitable end. From the delicate ruins, Carlos Gabriel Kelly has crafted a new world of hard-won wisdom, where the tender roots of romance, family and his Mexican culture intertwine. Steeped in nostalgia and shaped by the rough music of contemporary life, this is a beautiful and essential first book.”

Carlos Gabriel Kelly is a poet and PhD student at Ohio State University.