Poetry. "Part-lyric, part-narrative, part-novella in verse, these poems never stray far from their passionate appetite for life, fear of the unknown, and the titanic thrill and mystery of love. Many of these poems deal with the subtle realities of cancer diagnosis, chemo, the trance states of illness, the 'wait and see, ' the 'opposite oceans' of waking and dreaming, and the life-defining clarity the threat of death sharpens. With life's visible stuff blurring the invisible, still, love ancient, un-prescribed, redeeming, intuitive lights up the unseen." Al Young.
About the Author
Gail Rudd Entrekin has an M.A. in English Literature from Ohio State University and has taught poetry and English literature at California colleges for 25 years. Poetry Editor of Hip Pocket Press since 2000, she edits the press's online environmental literary magazine, Canary. She edited the poetry and short fiction anthology Sierra Songs & Descants: Poetry & Prose of the Sierra (2002) and the poetry anthology Yuba Flows (2007). Her poems have been widely published in anthologies and literary magazines and were finalists for the Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry from Nimrod International Journal in 2011. She and her husband live in the hills of San Francisco's East Bay.