Poetry Reading Featuring Ellen White Rook
Join author Ellen White Rook for a reading from her newly released collection of poetry Suspended, which was selected by Cathexis Northwest Press as winner of their Unpublished Author Contest. Everyone is welcome to share a poem or short prose piece. This event is free (though donations gladly accepted).
Local poet Susan E. Oringel, author of Coney Island Mind, says this about Suspended:
In Ellen White Rook’s collection Suspended…words spoken hang/in myths/knife-silver light sits on murky water/not a reflection but the place/ between object and impression/at the edge…The poems begin with the death of a father and end with the birth of a grandchild, and in between, ask and elaborate in elegantly crafted language and startling imagery the central questions of being: What is it to be “awake?” How can we find what pulsesunder thought, the liminal spaces where new truths and new vision can be perceived?