Recently named the 2015 Poet Laureate of Key West, Rosalind Brackenbury is the author of twelve novels and two books of short stories. This is her eighth book of poems. Harvey Shapiro praised her poetry as "a palpable pleasure on the tongue." A native of England, she now divides her time between Key West and Paris.
"[A] book of arrival's stock-taking, of time-delving and time-wrestling, of gratitude, of opening to the gift that is even our losses. It shows, precise detail by precise detail, how the past is carried into the present: on the hooves of horses, the stairs of a pigeon tower, the notes of a long-vanished piano, and also by accident, by luck. With deft mastery, Rosalind Brackenbury distills the facts and feel of a deeply lived through and profoundly attended-to existence-and her title poem here, I must add, is simply wondrous. ”
— Jane Hirschfield
In addition to Helen Harrison and other gallery favorites, we will also have work on display by Vera Vasek, a visual artist who explores the character and beauty of intertidal zones.