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Sara F. Costa: An English Poetry Collection



Costa digs into the narrator’s increased awareness of her role in the world, as well as the comprehension of her body and relationship with the natural world.

River Being Review

In River-Being, Bodily-God, Sara F. Costa’s debut poetry collection in (debut in English language), readers are introduced to a stirring and evocative study of a person’s path of self-discovery and development. Using intelligent and sometimes poetic language, Costa paints a rich and enthralling picture of the narrator’s material and spiritual surroundings. The collection follows the narrator as she transitions through several periods of her life and her interactions with her body and the natural environment, with a focus on the path of self-discovery. Poetic and reflective, Costa’s writing frequently employs imagery and symbolism to produce vivid and moving scenarios. Each poem examines the narrator’s relationship to her body, her surroundings, and her spirituality. They are reflective and insightful. Because of Costa’s frequent use of poetic and evocative language, readers may fully experience the narrator’s journey.

The poetry collection River-Being, Bodily-God is stunning and inspirational. Readers are given a personal and thought-provoking peek into the narrator’s path of self-discovery through Costa’s narrative, which is engrossing and perceptive. The anthology is a must-read for lovers of poetry and self-discovery and is certain to ring true with readers of all ages. Readers are sure to remember Costa’s words long after they have finished the book because of her extraordinary ability to combine pictures, passion, and raw emotion. Highly suggested. Readers will likely remember Costa’s words for some time because of her amazing ability to combine vivid images, strong feelings, and real emotion.

Three sections make up the collection, each of which focuses on a distinct period in the narrator’s life. The narrator is a little girl in the first portion as she explores and learns about her surroundings. The natural environment and its beauty are frequently depicted in the poetry in this area. Costa examines the interactions between the narrator’s physical body and the surroundings to create a realistic image of the relationship between the two. The narrator’s adolescent years and her quest for self-discovery are covered in the second portion. The poems in this part examine the narrator’s developing identity as well as her expanding knowledge of her body and its potential. The author of Costa explores the narrator’s relationships with her body, her sexuality, her faith, and the natural environment.

The last part of River-Being, Bodily- God considers the narrator’s adulthood and the lessons and developments she is currently through. Costa digs into the narrator’s increased awareness of her role in the world, as well as the comprehension of her body and relationship with the natural world. The narrator’s trip and continuous identity search are vividly depicted in the poetry in this part. Costa utilizes strong language throughout River-Being, and Bodily-God to provide a vivid image of the narrator’s journey of self-discovery. The anthology explores the narrator’s existence and her ever-changing relationship with her body and the natural environment stunningly and poetically. The beauty of self-discovery and the strength of individuality are powerful themes explored in Costa’s debut book.

The collection uses analogies that frequently inspire a sense of physicality and connectedness to the natural world, together with vivid imagery and beautiful language. The poem’s narrator refers to her body as a river being, implying a sense of fluidity between the material and spiritual worlds. Sara refers to her body as a corporeal deity, implying a close relationship between the material and spiritual worlds. The collection as a whole makes use of this imagery to portray the narrator’s path of self-realization and change. The emotionally intense poetry collection River-Being, Bodily-God explores the narrator’s quest for personal development. The narrator’s journey and her ever-evolving relationship with her body and the natural environment are explored in Costa’s debut book, which is both evocative and thought-provoking.

The anthology’s topics include everything from joy and optimism to love, death, and sadness. Costa has a distinct and profound voice that allows him to explore each of these aspects. She discusses the brevity of life, the strength of love, and the value of enduring adversity. The reader may fully experience and identify with the emotions and messages in her work because of the author’s strong and poetic writing. Some of Costa’s most well-known compositions, such as The Silent Music, are also included in the collection. As it discusses the transitory aspect of life, this poem expertly captures both the beauty and sadness of existence.

Costa’s linguistic choices stand out in particular. The reader can relate to the narrator on a more intimate level because of the author’s use of metaphors and images to forge an intimate link between the material and spiritual worlds (F. Costa, 2022). The collection is full of fascinating and detailed descriptions that draw readers in and let them fully feel the narrator’s trip. The narrator’s voice is strong and compelling. Readers will be captivated by Costa’s expressive language as she explores self-discovery and growth in this lovely book of poetry. An illuminating and provocative examination of a person’s quest for self-awareness, River-Being, Bodily-God.

The poetry anthology offers a compelling examination of the human condition. Her writing of Costa is vibrant and creative. She expertly uses sensory details to arouse strong emotions and conjure up clear images. In her work, she successfully conveys the grace and fragility of existence. Readers can gain insight into the deep workings of the human psyche thanks to Costa’s vivid observations and direct thoughts on life. Readers will feel motivated and invigorated after reading this anthology since it is so strong and thought-provoking.

A compelling and potent investigation of self-discovery and change, River-Being, Bodily-God. Costa paints a realistic picture of the narrator’s material and spiritual surroundings using colorful and evocative language. The collection’s intelligent, sometimes poetic language enables readers to establish a deeper intimate connection with the narrator. Readers of this anthology will undoubtedly be affected and inspired by Costa’s use of metaphors and images to forge a close connection between the material and spiritual worlds. The poetry collection River-Being, Bodily-God explores the narrator’s journey of self-discovery and personal development. The investigation of identity and the beauty of self-discovery is uplifting and thought-provoking. The narrator’s journey and her ever-changing relationship with her body and the natural environment are explored in Costa’s debut collection in an enthralling and compelling manner. In conclusion, everyone who wants to delve into the depths of the human condition should read this anthology. Reading Costa’s writing transports readers on an emotional and thought-provoking trip.

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Sara F. Costa in her loft in Paris

the river-being comes to fill the poem.
the wind hollowed my body.

This torrential flood of poems takes us to those places of wondrous catastrophe, where blood meets the stars, muscle meets metaphysics, and ‘the essence of all things’ meets ‘the purest oxytocin.’ Shorn of cliché and fiercely human, these are poems of mercurial vitality and aliveness. — Arundhathi Subramaniam

The thirty-five-year-old author’s poetry is already a phenomenon that transcends borders. Her texts have been published and translated all over the world, and the author has been invited to literary festivals in countries such as Spain, Poland, Turkey, India and China. Her book A Transfiguração da Fome (Transfiguration of Hunger) won the Glória de Sant’Anna International Literary Prize for the best work of poetry published in Portuguese-speaking countries in 2018. Sara F. Costa, fluent in Mandarin, published an anthology of contemporary Chinese poetry, organised and translated by herself. She got interested in Chinese poetry while contacting with artistic intricacies of Beijing life during the time she lived there. In 2021, she was awarded with one of the competitive grants for literary creation funded by the Ministry of Portuguese Culture. The result of that work is River-Being, Bodily God, now published in English with Red River.

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