The Price of a Small Hot Fire

by E.F. Schraeder
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    ISBN: 9781947879614

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A careful study on estrangement and loss, The Price of a Small Hot Fire excavates the archetypal horrors of monstrous motherhood, from abandonment and unsteady reconciliation to the grave. Experimental and intimate, E.F. Schraeder’s collection gives voice to a semi-autobiographical examination of a griefscape from a queer lens.

This collection of poems is an emotional journey that will find readers clutching their hearts at both the subtle moments and those that cut like a knife. The raw feelings seep onto the pages, encompassing the vulnerability of open wounds, while at the same time cutting through a stone-like exterior to see the blood still inside. It’s not only a reading of poetry but an internal vibrating contemplation of the maternal relationship and how it molds us.

What They’re Saying

“E.F. Schraeder’s wonderful collection The Price of a Small Hot Fire is a gleaming poetic knife: strong, sharp, and heart-carving.”– Lucy A. Snyder, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Exposed Nerves

“Schraeder writes with teeth sharpened by decades of grit and despair; vicious and morose in equal measure.” – Anton Cancre, author of This Story Doesn’t End the Way We Want All the Time


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