melt by Sarah Hymas
melt, structurally influenced by the poet’s work as an artistbook maker, enfolds the intimacy of the known with what is unseen, and seemingly remote. Here, Hymas creates a poetic space of ocean as an assemblage of animal, plant, plastic, mineral, technology, human and more, a book that reaches for an ecological mutuality, a reorientation of that which appears distant into a poetic proximity. And just as there is no one way to read the sea, there is no one way to read this book. The philosophical, scientific and non-linguistical approaches that underpin these marine lyrics reveal the slender folds between internal and external worlds, between poem, woman and ocean.