Karen Silk will read and sign copies of her new book, Somewhere a Bird, on Sunday, February 17 at 2 p.m.
In Somewhere a Bird, Karen Silk's first poetry collection, the sense of grief and loss is countered by equally strong courage, love of life, and faith in the healing properties of the natural world. You will be stronger for immersing yourself in this book.
“Karen Silk’s still and perfectly poised poems unify interior and exterior landscapes with such understated skill, with so much gravity and justice and plain human wisdom, that we don’t know which is which. This is wonderfully disciplined, commanding work,” says Vijay Seshadri, author of The Long Meadow.
“The poems in Somewhere a Bird are filled with a vividly rendered lyricism; each is a journey with a sense of wonder and a compelling sensitivity. In clear, concise language devoid of ornamentation, Karen Silk explores the complexities of the state in which she and all of us live: between the loss of those we love and the redemptive joy found in the natural world. In fact, nature is ever present throughout the collection in literal and figurative Wordsworthian celebrations that transform her world into an ‘exotic’ realm—a type of Eden which she will never be forced to leave. Read this impressive collection slowly, carefully, and you too will be able to ‘...admire each dawn,’” states Kevin Pilkington, author of The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree.