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S. Elizabeth Cook's fourth volume of poetry follows on from the themes of love and loss explored in her previous collection, Yellow Light.
Over the course of two hundred and thirty-four beautifully composed stanzas, Before You Go casts a devastatingly close eye on the nature of love and relationships. S. Elizabeth Cook explores the pain and beauty to be found in moments of deepest intimacy, and searing heartbreak. Her poems weave startlingly frank images of togetherness and isolation, of sensual touch and desolate stillness, of longing and belonging. They occupy the space between sleep and wakefulness: the bittersweet dream that is a life shared with another, and the joy and agony that accompanies it.
With a striking lyricism, Before You Go perfectly captures the infinitely varied experience of our devotion to the other halves of ourselves, and indeed to love itself.

ISBN : 978-1-80074-287-1

Published: 25/11/2021

Pages : 245

Size : 205x140

Imprint : Olympia Publishers

S. Elizabeth Cook

S. Elizabeth Cook is a true romantic and poet native to Kentucky. 

Stumbling from coffee shop to tavern, to the edge of boulders and shorelines, she scribbles poems and haikus on napkins and found scraps of paper. S. Elizabeth began her poetic journey by posting photographs of her works on social media, and continues a daily haiku project. Yellow Light is the third book in her arsenal. 

She sees the beauty in heartache and knows the deflating pain of love, but she believes you must fall and let it hurt.


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