Left Coast Writers® Book Launches at Book Passage in Corte Madera
These tender heartbreaking poems document a couple's journey through loss. The small beautifully observed redemptions of domestic life are offered here, as solace and sacrifice. The whole collection throbs with love.
--- See How We Almost Fly (Pearl Poetry Prize)
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.
--- California poet laureate (2005-2008)
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’ online environmental literary magazine, Canary. Her poems have been widely published in anthologies and literary magazines, including Cimarron Review, Nimrod, Ohio Journal, and Southern Poetry Review, and her poems 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.