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Rebecca Letters

Kelsey Street Press


These are letters written as prose-poems by a young poet to a recent ancestor. The writing draws on personal ancestral history and the music of the English language. An old voice speaks with oracular authority, passing on insights that are not to be tampered with. Leslie Scalapino writes: Rebecca Letters "creates the sense of an other real place alongside where one walks, a space that is 'luminosity'." The "other real place" in Browne's writing promises to deliver a young woman's past into a more complete future.