Sunday, February 7, 2010
a flame is kindling in the robin’s throat.
I have been following the work of poet Sarah Sloat for a while now. Actually, I have been aware of her work ever since I was idly googling myself one afternoon and found she'd added one of my poems to a list of some of the best things she'd read online recently. So she is a woman of taste and sensitivity. But also a interesting poet herself, writing work in a voice that is quirky, adroit, charming, with a dash of earned bitterness, and heaps of smarts. She has a chapbook, In The Voice of a Minor Saint. You can get it here. My favorite work of hers I've read this year is a collection of prose pieces called "Attending the Tasting." And I am not alone in my admiration, it won a Best of the Web 2010 Award. The title of this blog post is a quote from "Attending." Attend, friends.