Happy Pub Day to Lesley Wheeler! Her latest collection, The State She’s In, launches today from Tinderbox Editions. Read Lesley’s most recent storySouth poem here and then order a copy of The State She’s In directly from the publisher: https://www.tinderboxeditions.org/online-store/The-State-Shes-In-p178496074
The tinder of Lesley Wheeler’s latest collection of poems ignites a tremendous bonfire with the glow of both history and the future illuminated in the present dark. In poem after exquisite poem she writes of both the spark and the ember, where “Scent resonates/even though the blooms are closed.” Here in her breathtaking work the landscapes of the past are indelibly linked with our hardwired present.
—Oliver de la Paz, author of The Boy in the Labyrinth