Colors of My Pain, Tamara Hattis

Colors of My Pain, Tamara Hattis

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Tamara Hattis’s innovative debut, Colors of my Pain, interrogates the constructs of beauty, gender, and selfhood as much as our nation’s failures of empathy and curiosity. In a visionary approach to mapping the unseen triumphs of daily survival, these synesthetic lyrics layer exquisite shades of pathos, humor and grief against a tapestry of relentless, debilitating pain. I find myself laughing aloud in communion with this irrepressible human voice, standing up and shouting in raw moments of personal growth and gratitude. More than being restored, I am changed by Hattis’s courageous work, which reminds me of what poetry is capable of and why we can’t live without it.