Friday, March 08, 2024

Cover reveal! WHIPSAW (Anhinga Press)

I’m so thrilled to share the cover of WHIPSAW coming from Anhinga Press in April. Pre-order HERE Free Shipping til 4/20/24 • At checkout enter code WHIP2024  

My gratitude to acclaimed sculptor David Altmejd for gracing the cover with a detail from his powerful sculpture “Le Trou” and many thanks to the David Kordansky Gallery. Thank you to artist and poet Karla Van Vliet for the beautiful cover design, and to Kristine Snodgrass and Lynne Knight for believing in this book and for their warm welcome to the flock. The whole team at Anhinga has been amazing – shout out to Amber Lunderman!

I’m honored to have the beautiful, generous words of two poets and writers I hold in the highest esteem on the back cover—a thousand and one thanks to Allison Adelle Hedge Coke and Alison Hawthorne Deming!

Here’s what they had to say about it —

Suzanne Frischkorn writes with the grit and tenderness it takes for a woman to live and raise children in violent America. Peril is close at hand, but so too is the solace of forests and seasons. She gathers crystalline images, as after an ice storm, “the branches/sounded like the parting of bead curtains.” But the cut of helicopter blades follows close by. Hers is a terrible and beautiful balancing act. She takes inspiration from Alice Notley, Keith Richards, the Bard—and most profoundly Gaston Bachelard who leads her into “the great law of forest revery.” I treasure this book so rich in thought and feeling. 

--Alison Hawthorne Deming, author of A Woven World

Suzanne Frischkorn’s Whipsaw is an astonishing run through verdant and shattered forests, transcended one temporal dimension at a time. Everything we come to know, by breath and apparition, gives way to what we pull through it, make of it. Whether harp or clasp, song or quietude, dark horse or deer’s leap, social burdens attend condolences and we sure ourselves with understory every entry a new bound. A sensational and deeply intense read, a scatter of sunrays cut through bird song great. This one cuts to the core, delivering stunning reveal. Must read!

--Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, author of Look at This Blue

2024 is Anhinga’s 50th Anniversary – I’m over the moon to be celebrating with this wonderful press!

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