Francesca Lia Block
Open Letter to Quiet Light
March 27, 2019 Comments.. 807
Open Letter to Quiet Light Francesca Lia Block is the sorceress of iridescent language Kirkus ReviewsOpen Letter to Quiet Light will make readers feel as if they are peering at secret writings meant for the eyes of a lover alon

  • Title: Open Letter to Quiet Light
  • Author: Francesca Lia Block
  • ISBN: 9781933149301
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Francesca Lia Block is the sorceress of iridescent language Kirkus ReviewsOpen Letter to Quiet Light will make readers feel as if they are peering at secret writings meant for the eyes of a lover alone, but these carefully crafted lines somehow transcend the personal to touch everyone who has experienced this kind of consuming, wrenching love.In these fiercely passion Francesca Lia Block is the sorceress of iridescent language Kirkus ReviewsOpen Letter to Quiet Light will make readers feel as if they are peering at secret writings meant for the eyes of a lover alone, but these carefully crafted lines somehow transcend the personal to touch everyone who has experienced this kind of consuming, wrenching love.In these fiercely passionate, devastatingly revealing, sometimes spiritual, and often painful poems, Francesca Lia Block describes in fiery detail the rise and demise of a year long love affair Her rich use of language infused with the power of sex and spirit finally paint a transcendent, almost mythic portrait of the way two wounded people both searching for connection find each other, collide, and eventually separate The words seem to bleed onto the page and even the most graphic moments have a devotional quality filled with nuanced expression and unbridled intimacy.Francesca Lia Block is renowned for her groundbreaking literary works, including the best selling Weetzie Bat Her writing transports readers through the harsh landscapes of contemporary life to realms of the senses where love is a saving grace She lives in Los Angeles.

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    1 Blog on “Open Letter to Quiet Light

    1. Kirsten says:

      An Early Reviewer book from LibraryThing.I've long been a fan of Block's, but like her previous novel for Manic D, Quakeland, this collection of poetry seems unfinished and lacking in discipline. There is some gorgeous imagery here, but there is a tendency to reuse metaphors in a way that feels more like laziness than a conscious effort at evoking the cycles of a relationship. It reads like a decent book of poems that could have been much better with revision, which is disappointing. There were, [...]

    2. Lexidreams says:

      Crap. Now I have to rate this. Let's start at the beginning with my, "Francesca Block poetry? Oh yeah! Oh yeah!!" comment. Her poetry is beautiful. I assume the relationship in the poems was a true story because it seems too real not to be. I don't regret buying this at all but I am a bit disappointed in her. Pretty much all of the poems lack commas or periods which can sometimes get confusing though it's makes for an interesting writing style. I read romance, okay? I read a lot of romance, it i [...]

    3. Terri Kempton says:

      The cover art alone justifies purchasing this book. Franchesca, a most beloved author, turns her pen to poetry - earthy poetry - all focused on one relationship later in her life. As individual poems, these fall a bit short for me. But as a complete story, when read all together, it's a moving epic of love and loss. I really felt like I knew them, could picture them alone and together, the rush of passion, the fear of separation, and the horror of emptiness.

    4. Swankivy says:

      Here's another book from Ms. Block about a relationship, with every poem being an autobiographical slice of her experience dating this Quiet Light fellow. The primary feeling I got from reading the book was one of neediness, and while that isn't all bad (because people sometimes feel that way when they've been hurt and betrayed a lot, and other people need to know someone's felt the way they've felt), I still got overwhelmed by it when I read too many in a row. There's sort of a line between "wo [...]

    5. Robert Zimmermann says:

      I knew going into this collection that I’d be stepping outside my “comfort level”. This is the case with most of Block’s work, for me. Though, at this point, I think I’m getting comfortable with Block’s unconventional style of writing.Block was able to hook me in with what normally irks me with poetry. There is no punctuation throughout the collection, and there’s a very scarce use of capitalization. Having read Psyche in a Dress recently, I was somewhat ready for the lack of punct [...]

    6. Julie Decker says:

      This is another sweet, simple, occasionally oddly nuanced book of poetry--all focused on various aspects of the author's relationship with a man she refers to as Quiet Light (as that is what his name means). Most of the poems discuss her lust, loneliness, insecurity, fear, loss, and love, with particular elements cropping up again and again (miscarriage, death of a parent, fear of aging, motherhood, and wanting her lover to speak in Portuguese). It was sometimes sort of exhausting to read all th [...]

    7. Writer's Relief says:

      A lovely book of passionate, touching poems, OPEN LETTER TO QUIET LIGHT may bring tears to your eyes as you read these lyrical descriptions of love, longing, and loss. This slim volume chronicles a year-long love affair; from first meeting to final goodbye. Momentous occasions and mundane events are made equally magical, brought to life by the author’s expressive language. Earthy, lusty, honest, and emotional, the poems deftly describe a relationship filled with love and riddled with problems. [...]

    8. Yekaterina says:

      This is a collection of poems written about a single boyfriend. I'm not sure if they're published in chronological order or not ,but you can see the progression in the relationship. There were parts that made me smile but more so made me frown. Francesca Lia Block lays it all out, one hundred precent honesty. She bares her heart, soul and mind to give the reader a first hand glimpse at her love and pain. Block never fails to take you on an emotional ride. This book was heart warming and gut wren [...]

    9. Rachel says:

      Francesca Lia Block's poetic style is infectious and shamanic. Her poems peek in and out of myth, fantasy, glamor, and the grit of the every day. Her confessionals are raw and painful and honest - no posing here, whatever else you might critique about them. A romantic, mystical, activist heart beats here, and the effect for me was that I never wanted to stop reading this book, so I found ways to make the readings of the poems last as long as possible.

    10. Satia says:

      I am on the fence about this one because I am not sure what it is that I didn't like about these poems. I write more about my struggles with this collection here:satia/2010/02/ope

    11. Lorra Fae says:

      I actually reallllly loved this - the poems were all gorgeous and full of emotion.

    12. Bridgett says:

      I like Block's magical poetry and I liked the book, though it made me sad for various reasons.

    13. Telly Downes says:

      This is one of the most inspiring poetry books I've read recently.

    14. Catfairy Reads YA says:

      This is the kind of poetry I would love to write if I went through a bad breakup.

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