Sea of Rocks by Lucía Orellana Damacela
"Sea of Rocks" is a collection of poems about love, loss, endings, and new beginnings. Poems which intertwine the author's childhood memories, the reinventions of self and relationships in a landscape-changing transnational life, and aim to capture the ephemeral and the unwavering. The sweat that pearls the nightmares; the ghost that blows the birthday candles; the love sound of hydraulic hammers; the reverberations of sunlight on sand. These poems inhabit an embodied land of ancient soils, stardust, solar-panels-captured light and grey-as-rock horizons where the eyes have to work hard to find the contours of the everyday and the unexpected.