Grace: Notes On Survival

Grace: Notes On Survival


Grace: Notes On Survival by Chiedza Pasipanodya
2014, Paperback

Grace: Notes on Survival is a collection of poems about devastation and creation, loss and recovery, change and uplift. Chiedza Pasipanodya’s raw emotional expression, intelligent optimism, and limber sense of rhythm take us into places in our own experiences when we learned to hope and persist. These poems are of the grace that catches us whenever we fall, the love that motivates survival.

“the table where we once sat face to face
now harbours sand dunes up to the knees,
dry air.
a romance built upon any and all palatable points
which you drew on my skin,
soft and moist secrets stowed until the next

“I’m 40 minutes from the hotel,
it’s pouring rain and
I don’t love you anymore.”

- excerpts from Grace