by Emily Newberry
Scheduled Release Date: Mar 15, 2023
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Oregon Poet Shows Us the Signs Toward Our Truth
“Imagine a conversation with your kindest, wisest friend, and you have Emily Newberry’s beautiful new book Signs. Full of wry wit and experience, these poems move with courageous delight from sand dune to mountain, and from birth to death—with time-travel wonderfully in between. “Write if you can,” Newberry skillfully advises, “on silk paper with soft lead/ the harsh sounds of your fears.” And in “Fetch,” she cannily asks us, “Will you miss/ everything/ but your own funeral?” Put this truth-telling book in your pocket or bag; you will want to keep these poems close.”
—Annie Lighthart, author of Pax
“Compelling, elegant, and remarkably honest, Signs paints an intimate portrait of identity and the ever-present need for empathy…”
—John Sibley Williams, author of The Drowning House