THE CLOSE WORLD
in conversation with Rebecca Olander
"...this book of quiet witness and struggle for faith also offers up the beauty in 'feathers soft as smoke' or a snake 'buried in drifting blossoms, ' and the balm of deep, intuitive connection, whether found in a mother's dented tin measuring cup or in the 'breathing' trees' 'hunger to grow.' These quiet, sure-footed poems convey the irreplaceable value of 'foraging for hope's marrow.''--Ellen Dore Watson.
Adin Thayer grew up in Virginia when it was a legally segregated society, an upbringing which continues to shape the course of her life and her writing. She worked as a psychotherapist before shifting to work in Rwanda and neighboring African countries, with a focus on understanding the roots of violence between groups as a necessary aspect of preventing it.
Rebecca Olander is the director of Perugia Press and the author of a forthcoming book of poems, Uncertain Acrobats, due this November.