“Jarring Bits,” a collaboration with artist Sheila Goloborotko, came alive in the Talon Review thanks to editors Kenna Galloway and Kat Roland. This fragmentary meditation enacts my grief over the death of my dear friend Marthe Reed and my dear mother DeLoris Siverts Anderson. Above is the beginning of Part II of that meditation which can be found here. https://talonreview.com/volume-2-issue-1. Download the pdf for the version presented in the above fragment.
Reed’s poetry opus ARK HIVE is due out this month, March 2019. Here’s a passage from that beautiful poem: “Eluding silence, I write amid fragments, from journals, photographs, memory, archives—time capsule of a disintegrating world. A place and an idea impossible to reconstruct, it falls apart in my hands, its multitudes. What are these fragments, this narrative? I build a box of loose pages, maps stray keys, and seeds. Memento more. What to keep, what to give away? What will not come with me, or might? Here and not here, what to make of this place called home.?”