Is this new collection of poems pessimisstic, or chocolatey? Darkness can be evil, mysterious, unconscious, fertile, soothing, karmically tangled, or simply beyond human comprehension. Destructive romance, familial cruelty, ecological mayhem, and sudden grief are aspects of darkness we prefer to avoid. Lush eroticism, interspecies love, deep imagination, and multi-generational healing are aspects we invite. These 72 poems explore frightening and delightful aspects of darkness, with honesty, ingenuity, and craft. Many are written in free verse, while others probe with the precision of traditional and new poetic forms. Sprinkled throughout are images from the author's own paintings, drawings, and linocuts, adding a visual dimension to original inquiry.
- Paperback | 158 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.91mm | 294.83g
- 22 May 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Sandy Eastoak
Sandy Eastoak is a painter and poet whose life among trees grounds her art in communication and belief common to ancient and indigenous cultures, and vitally needed in our own. Her art and writing support the imagination and courage of environmental activists and protectors of native cultures. Currently her focus moves northward, where thawing permafrost threatens to hasten climate disaster. New projects and alliances will be devoted to water and ice. She is a founding member of Sebastopol Gallery and the Pomo Project of Sebastopol., and an avid supporter of Honor the Earth, Idle No More, and the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. Deeply appreciative of their benefit to her health, she is giving 40% of sales of this book directly to the Ceres Community Project.