Crafted during the transformative spring and summer of 2022, 'A New Syntax' emerged from a world untouched by the recent whirlwind of AI innovations. This poignant collection embodies my journey of healing and self-discovery, a journey paved with the indescribable pain of losing both my mother and father within a short span. I mirror grief with a computer operating system to express the process our minds and souls undergo during profound loss.
Envision grief as if it were data—sometimes trapped, sometimes needing a new operating system to be truly understood. Noemí Altagracia Ixchel Martínez Turull uses this compelling metaphor to convey the overwhelming weight of loss and the challenge of navigating its complex terrain.
Caught between the past and the ever-evolving present, the poems illuminate the challenges faced when an all-consuming grief feels like a system error, demanding not just coping but a complete 'reboot' of one's emotional framework. How do memories, mortality, and technology intersect? How do we navigate life when our internal "operating system" gets disrupted by profound loss?
The introductory piece in the book, not just sets the stage for the poems that follow but also provides a window into Noemí's introspective journey. It serves as a beacon for anyone who's ever felt lost in the overwhelming code of grief and yearned for a new syntax to articulate their pain.