by Teresa K. Miller
Borderline Fortune is a meditation on intangible family inheritance--of unresolved intergenerational conflicts and traumas in particular--set against the backdrop of our planetary inheritance as humans. As species go extinct and glaciers melt, Teresa K. Miller asks what we owe one another and what it means to echo one's ancestors' grief and fear. Drawing on her family history, from her great-grandfather's experience as a schoolteacher on an island in the Bering Strait to her father's untimely death, as well as her pursuit of regenerative horticulture, Miller seeks through these beautifully crafted poems to awaken from the intergenerational trance and bear witness to our current moment with clarity and attention.
Paperback: 80 Pages
Product Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm
Published by Penguin Random House