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Collected Body's voyages begin in the rural landscapes of childhood and move through grim fairy tales toward idiosyncratic images of the sea, "this polonaise in gray-flat minor." In her first collection of poems composed entirely in English, Valzhyna Mort writes as effortlessly about the Caribbean or the United States as she does about her native Belarus. Her sensibility is captivating and forceful, finding light in the dimmest rooms yet holding on to dark truths, as when "death hands you every new day like a golden coin. / As the bribe grows / it gets harder to turn down." These poems forge from desire and history an awakening in which the poet repays her debts of love and will.