FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
Saddle Road Press of Hilo, Hawai’i, announces the release of Crazing, the latest work of poet Ruth Thompson, who takes on the themes of dementia, loss (and rediscovery) of self, and environmental collapse in a voice uniquely her own.
“My body and the earth’s body are one,” Thompson says in her video “Ruth Thompson Talks About Her Work.” These two threads – the poet’s “crazing” body and the dessicating body of earth – interweave in Crazing. Here Thompson takes us through grief, elegy, memory, and delight – finding even her own mental cracks and the drought-stricken “delaminating” earth transformed by “laughter’s fire.”
Here’s everything to do with Crazing in one place. Thanks to SRP for the digital images of the cover and author photo and the press releases.
Video of “Ruth Thompson Talks About Her Work.” (2.5 minutes)
Interview with Ruth
Some poems from CRAZING (with audio):
BROOKLYN READING @ The Brooklyn Cottage, August 2015 – with Elana Bell, Breena Clarke, Esther Cohen, Jenny Douglas, Don Mitchell, and Lisa Rizzo.
AROHO WOMEN WRITERS’ RETREAT @ Ghost Ranch, NM August, 2015
HILO launch party at the Surf Break Cafe, August 2015
California readings October & November 2015.
Contact Ruth at https://www.facebook.com/wailuku.ruth to arrange for readings, book talks, classroom or book group visits.