Cindy Veach and Suzanne Edison
Two Seattle-based poets, Cindy Veach and Suzanne Edison, this evening read from newly released books.
For Cindy Veach, it’s with her newest collection, Her Kind (CavanKerry Press), which in a too-timely way works off the Salem Witch Trials.
“Grounded with poems about the Salem Witch Trials, it moves from historical to personal to political without missing a beat. Veach chronicles women’s histories—our losses, our silences, and ultimately, our strength in what we take back. Her Kind is a stunning collection of lyrical, powerful, and poignant poems, where we aren’t at the top of a hill looking down at what happened, but immersed in the stories and “We climb with her. We climb with her.” Her Kind is a book that reminds every woman to never let anyone take her magic …” - Kelli Russell Agodon.
Cindy Veach’s debut collection, Gloved Against Blood, was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize.
And for poet, therapist, movement educator Suzanne Edison the new book of poetry is Since the House is Burning (Moonpath Press).
"Suzanne Edison's gorgeously lyrical collection Since the House Is Burning understands one of the most important principles of poetry: that it first be a pleasure in language. Of course, these are often bittersweet pleasures, if a poet is willing to tell the truth of her experience as Edison does here (in this case, as a wife, mother, daughter; as citizen of a world on fire and a caretaker to many). Musically adept, formally precise, both clear eyed and unfailingly empathetic in its worldview, it's a beautiful book-one any thoughtful reader of poetry will be glad to know." - Erin Belieu.