The Weight of Objects


by Emma Dawson-Webb

Objects tell a story if we listen to them.

This poetic meditation explores energy exchanges between the living and the inanimate, the real and the imagined. One anonymous woman’s complex mind is revealed through her evolving and intimate relationships to the objects in her home. A proactive armchair, an ever-hopeful rusty nail, and a drinking glass with a midlife crisis illuminate a hidden, colorful life and growth toward accepting change and healing.

Emma Dawson-Webb knows that our most powerful emotions and desires manifest themselves in the inner and outer worlds of objects we take for granted. Her debut collection seeks the important lessons to be learned from paying attention.

Emma Dawson-Webb is a junior at R. W. Traip Academy in Southern Maine. She is a lover of all things art-related and spends lots of time watching old movies, listening to music, and dancing. Observing people and the personalities of different physical spaces fascinate her. She’s always grappling with finding new ways to capture these in words. Her goal is to one day travel the world and study the marriage of social psychology and experiential design. This is her first poetry collection.

POETRY | Paperback | 2020

ISBN: 9781733263382

Price: $16.95