Poems by Elizabeth Schmuhl
6x9, 80 pages, $16.99
Visceral and brimming with vitality, the poems in Premonitions reverberate with the voice of a woman on a secluded farm, confronting her emotional and physical isolation. Drawing on her own experience as a daughter of a third-generation fruit farmer, Schmuhl gives readers a fresh and powerful perspective on what it means to be alive. Embracing chaos, change, and unpredictability, these poems are energetically charged and infused with succinct, imagistic language. Adding to the complexity of her poems, Schmuhl creates additional layers of meaning as the poems and their titles relate to the author’s synesthesia, a sensory phenomenon through which letters and numbers are experienced as colors and emotions. A must read.
“Premonitions is a reminder that in our modern era of distraction, our bodies always have a place in the world of ten thousand things.” —Tomás Morin, author of Patient Zero