This month’s featured poet on Days of Stone is Sarah Russell. I was lucky enough to stumble across Sarah’s poetry on Goodreads a little while back and she has been wowing me ever since. While the thoughts behind many of her poems are deep and complex, Sarah has a way of drawing the reader in and making them feel comfortable. Her use of language is clever without being obscure and her images leap off the page. Sarah often delivers a powerful punch near the end of a poem in such a way that it doesn’t fully hit home until after the poem is finished. I am frequently reminded of the grace and style of Ted Kooser’s writing while reading Sarah’s poetry.
On the Île de la Cité,
a heartbeat away from Notre Dame,
souvenirs, tour buses,
old men fish.
—> Read the full poem and Sarah’s bio here: https://daysofstone.wordpress.com/featured-poem-poet/