Since I’ll be busy later today and traveling home tomorrow, I’m feeling the need to send out my early birthday greetings to Ms Sarah J Sloat, a poetry goddess whose work I have admired and extolled since I first encountered it, one who has both awestruck and inspired me since, and one who has seen fit to occasionally say something nice about my own work, which I take as a HUGE compliment.
Since I haven’t asked her permission, I will not post her work here, directly. But here’s a link to several of her many, many (ie volumes of) excellent poems, recently featured (some with video!) at the Avatar Review:
I’ll be headed home from Virginia to Vermont tomorrow on Amtrak, and I’m hoping I get to ride facing backward.
Happy Birthday, Sarah.
Oh! I almost forgot to mention! Do yourself a big favor and add Sarah’s blog The Rain In My Purse to your “Favorites” list!