Be swept into The Marrow of Longing.
An exploration of Armenian heritage uncovers universal themes of longing and belonging.
The Marrow of Longing, Simon Fraser Univesrity professor Celeste Snowber’s deeply personal and interpersonal third book of poetry, traces the inherited trauma of the Armenian genocide, lessons learned in kitchen conversations, fragmented memories of grandparents, parent’s love letters, prayers in the night, and bodily yearnings. “Fragments can hold a world,” she says. A descendant of genocide survivors, she explores relationships between longing, belonging and ind entity, uncovering universal that guide readers to what has shaped their own lives.