|Forthcoming from Salmon Poetry, April|
Hello you! Thanks for not giving up on this space. It's been more than a minute since my last posting. Why? Well, just a quick recap: one near death experience, one global pandemic, and a new website with a confusing (to me) blogging application. But I miss the sense of talking poetry with the larger world so here I am again hoping to reconnect.
Most recently, I've been reading Singing at High Altitude by Jennifer Markell.I've been enjoying this book not only for its strong narrative tensions but also for the way Markell moves easily between the natural world, the therapeutic world, and her own childhood. Here is a poem that I think does this particuliarly well: Singing at High Altitude that on a first look seem deceptively simple but upon a closer read are urging us to not only look more closely at the world around us, but these poems are also asking us to love it. You will want your own copy of Singing at High Altitude, published by Main Street Rag, 2021.