These poems reflect the inner life of the poet through a strong connection to nature, to shape, and to color. When you read these poems, many of which are poems of love and beauty, you are taking a journey into the “every day” mind and heart of an artist. They are often mysterious, often passionate, always provocative.
Sarah Plimpton is a painter, a poet, and a novelist. She divides her time between New York City and France. Her poems and prose have appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Paris Review, and the Denver Quarterly, among other magazines. Her novel, Hurry Along, was published by Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press, in 2011. A collection of her poems has been translated into French, L’Autre Soleil, and published by LeCormier, Belgium. Her paintings and artist’s books are in various museum collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum, of Art.
Grace Schulman –
The power of Sarah Plimpton s poetry lies in the truth of what is not said. Her silences are eloquent. In The Every Day, she writes with passion and accuracy, and yet with veneration for mystery, leading us to discover the fullness of sun, air, and sky, and things of the earth we never knew were there.
Rachel Hadas –
Burnished and elemental, Sarah Plimpton’s sinewy poems open vistas of experience and sensation in astonishingly few words.
John Ashbery –
As quiet as a moment just before sleep, Sarah Plimpton’s poems are like preludes to dreams. The everyday happens daily, but it is also rare and precious in Ms. Plimpton’s transparent telling.