Fovea / Ages Ago


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by Lasoye, Sarah / Poetry
Published April 2021 by Hajar Press

The fovea centralis is a small depression in the retina that produces our sharpest vision. In this keenly perceptive chapbook, Sarah Lasoye ruminates on moments from the playground to the present day. Sitting across from her early memories, she begins to discern the watery contours of a primary self.

Through abstract and narrative poems, Lasoye’s temporal experiments open up a tender interior life and a need to anchor oneself in others. With no clean boundary between past and present, emergent preoccupations—with selfhood, goodness and want—persist and reappear.

This compact collection keeps to itself—an inquisitive, personal contemplation on childhood and growth.

Sarah Lasoye is a poet and writer from London. She is an alumna of the Barbican Young Poets and a current member of Octavia—Poetry Collective for Women of Colour. Fovea / Ages Ago is her first publication.