Gunpowder Press is honored to be publishing a second book by our 2015 Spacks Prize Winner, Catherine Abbey Hodges. Raft of Days will be released August 1, 2017.
Because she’s honed the art of looking inward and outward at the same time in Raft of Days, Catherine Abbey Hodges writes poems that manage to be small and also large, quiet while eventful, realistic yet reverent, both evocative and clear. She acknowledges the “dark sand and dark/stones on a dark morning,” but chooses to see the single crab shell that’s “bright as a poppy.” Her poetry produces more than pleasure. It is an antidote to despair.
–Susan Cohen, author of A Different Wakeful Animal