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Born and raised on the island of Curaçao, raised in the Netherlands, Radna Fabias practices her craft in the spirit of a strangers and strangeness, liberty and lyricism, truth and transience. This debut collection, translated into English by David Colmer, won the Grand Poetry Prize of the Netherlands and four other Dutch and Belgian poetry awards.

when the snow comes

you have to grab the snow feel the cold
in your fingertips in your tense shoulders in your limbs
to understand winter you have to taste the snow the snow
must be metabolized into tears the process
is incomprehensible unscientific irreproducible
there is no other way

Reviewed by Matt Sutherland

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