Breath So Hungry
by Joann Renee Boswell
Scheduled Release Date: July 15, 2022
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You know that one crush you just couldn’t shake? How that person lingers in your memories for years, or even decades? breath so hungry is a love story. The author was friend-zoned so deeply by her crush that he forgot about her over the summer, while she spent her lumber mill lunch breaks pining for him. These poems tell a tale spanning twenty years—from the forgettable day that they met, up to their shared life in the present. With exquisite detail and captivating narratives, breath so hungry highlights the universal experience of the many facets of a deep, abiding affection.
“Oh, the tale this will be, says the poet and what a tale indeed—one of the fluttering connections of early love, the yearning of a long-distance dance, the slow weaving of two lives by two hearts and four hands. We did not anticipate eternity, Boswell claims but these pages will lead you up to right here/ the eternal now, immersing you in a love story that is funny, authentic, sexy, and satisfying. Far more than a happy ending, this love is ongoing, ever deepening, pleasantly unfinished.”
—Bethany Lee, author of Etude for Belonging