Author: Laurelyn Whitt
To tether is to join or hold together. It often involves placing, or accepting, constraints in order to continue in relationship. Or in order to protect and safeguard. Ultimately, tethering has to do with coherence and continuation, rather than separation or dissipation. In these poems, many things serve to tether: gravity and touch; history and memory;
listening and dreams.
“Work that is delicate yet strong and carries on haunting after the poems’ endings.”
~ Patricia McCarthy, Editor, Agenda
“These lyrical, compassionate poems are in love with the world. Everything in them, from birds, to the sea, to rocks and mountains, to those who have died, is alive in spirit. In their wonder and respect for the dead and the living, they feel like messages from another world.”
~ Kelle Groom, Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Sierra Nevada College