[05/2021] Poem That Never Ends by Silvina López Medin

[05/2021] Poem That Never Ends by Silvina López Medin

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Essay Press, paperback

Publication Date: May 2021

Publisher Marketing: Sparked by the only two letters—out of over a hundredthat López Medin's mother saved from her own mother in Paraguay, POEM THAT NEVER ENDS weaves together poems and family photos to explore the fragmentation of time, memory, and mother-child relationships. Fragments, family hearing impairments, ripped-up letters, and living and writing between languages point to the inescapable holes in language, troubling the notion of a finite utterance. Layering elements of painting, cinema, and the elusive three dimensions of theater into the weave, POEM THAT NEVER ENDS traces a sequence of mothersLópez Medin's mother, her mother's mother, herself as a motherin a porous, restless gesture toward what's never fully grasped.