My chapbook, Sweetbriar, is available from Dancing Girl Press. Afaa Michael Weaver writes that “Sweetbriar invites the reader to the poet’s childhood so we can share her discovery of a child’s knowledge and the layers of courage it takes, as an adult, to make that journey. This is a delightful collection, poems that name what is precious and the ways we should honor memory, that precarious world in which those precious things live.”
I also did the cover design.
Back in April, I wrote about my notebooks as part of the National Poetry Month (US) series on MetreMaids.
Marshall Astor kindly invited me to read in Portland this summer, and I also did a short interview about process. Thanks, Marshall!
My poem “Bee summer” was on MPR’s State of the Arts this summer. Thanks to KV, who helped it get there, and to MC who put it there.
There is an immensely tender and sensitive reading of Her book over at Zyzzyva and I am so grateful to the woman who wrote it. From the review:
“Her book (Milkweed; 76 pages), the latest poetry collection from Éireann Lorsung, is a surprising and eloquent look into a highly physical, sensuous world. In particular, Lorsung is concerned with the delineation of the (female) self as it relates to its surroundings, both natural and constructed. Through many small moments that are exactingly crystalized, she builds a powerful, wider vision of a woman’s life.”