Susan Sibbet

No Easy Light

“What a gorgeous book of poems. Wide spaces and sprinkles of stars surround the most intimate details of life in kitchens and gardens. In No Easy Light, we enter a large world held together by a woman embracing time, the spaces between things and the things themselves: husband, animals, weaving, cooking, hidden chocolate, curries, french fries, sweet loneliness, waiting mothers and sisters, a father forever at sea, the missing daughter sent down the river like the baby in the basket lost in rushes and finally found.

 No Easy Light is a playful, brilliant song to life, with one woman’s love the glowing circle around it all.” —Susan Wooldridge

Susan Sibbet

Susan Sibbet lives with her husband in San Francisco in a flat next to Argonne Community Garden, with berry bushes and fruit trees they planted more than twenty years ago. She was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a Bunting Fellow at Radcliffe/Harvard, and held writing residencies at Soapstone in Oregon and the Headlands Center for the Arts in California. She has taught in the California Poets in the Schools program in Bay Area schools for many years. Her previous books are Burnt Toast and Other Recipes and Suspensions.

Susan Sibbet No Easy Light




Publication date: 2004

Paperback / 80 pages

ISBN: 0-9707370-6-8

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