My prose poem, "Snow," is the first installment of Entropy's "On Weather" series, and is up today. I wrote this poem over the course of two winters, when Steve's death was looming but not yet certain, and things were challenging but not yet nearing the end. Meditations on the natural world (and even just my own backyard) frequently show up in my journals and writing and are a source of exploration for me.
This past week, my latest piece was published in the Bangor Daily News. It's about good friends and the good life and about people that I am ever grateful to have in my life (and my daughter's), including one of my oldest and most favorite teachers from my coastal Maine childhood, and you can read it here.
I'm excited to have an experimental flash nonfiction piece, "A Brief Family History," up at Hobart today. I love writing essays, and it's what I do most frequently, but playing with form and breaking the mold is also something I very much enjoy. When I write, the subject, words, characters, etc, often determine the form: poem, essay, or experimental nonfiction in my case.
Thanks for reading.
Sarah Kilch Gaffney lives and writes on a little piece of land in Maine.