Claudia F. Savage: Bruising Continents
In Bruising Continents (Spuyten Duyvil Press), poet Claudia F. Savage charts an intimate personal landscape of love and longing with the unflinching resolve of an early explorer venturing into the unknown. Natural imagery abounds as Savage’s narrator gathers the courage to abandon the familiar for the deep, uncharted wilderness of new desire. And, as she lets go, the poems themselves take on a more playful, experimental form, as though liberated from their formal restraints.
We spoke with Savage about Bruising Continents, the rewards and challenges inherent in transforming the personal for a wider audience, and the integral roles that artistic community and collaboration across disciplines play in keeping her work both playful and searchingly honest.
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