Racing Heaven is about love. The surprise of its arrival, its particularities, energies, challenges and gifts. And when death comes, what happens? These poems track each turn. What changes, what stays the same. They visit the depths of place, sadness, remembrance - as well as the joy of spirit still present in this world.
When We Were All Still Alive by Bill O'Connell
The poems in O’Connell’s collection, When We Were All Still Alive, traverse the ancient and the new: the planet of rocks and soil and sea and the planet of the mind looking outward. What lives and dies are enfolded in time. O’Connell seeks to know nature’s music and what humans add to that music during our short span here. These poems don’t look for answers as much as seek to be present, to witness.
adrift, a rowboat a poem sequence by Trish Crapo
Crapo’s poem sequence, adrift, a rowboat, explores the life and loss of the author's sister, Susan, whose artwork complements the poems. The sea is essential here, as are intimate moments between the sisters, beginning in childhood. The poems are addressed to Susan, letting the reader into the sisters’ relationship. Beautifully designed, this is a book you want to hold in your hands.