news | Thursday March 23, 2023
Refabulations by Sharon Thesen has arrived at Talonbooks! This collection reanimates the longer poems from Sharon Thesen’s œuvre, ranging from her first book, published in 1980, to today. The works in this collection are scenic, wry, and not to be missed.
From “Weeping Willow”:
“As she lay dying amidst the willow-pattern walls
a gardener pruned a Moorish vista from a row of trees
and the church across the street gonged with weddings
and with funerals, or the ordinary Sundays with the old
faithful getting out of cars and opening umbrellas”
Refabulations includes a short introductory essay by the editor, Erín Moure, a detailed bibliography, and an afterword-interview with the poet. Grab your copy here.