Books Published by Silverfish Review Press
Charles Goodrich, who directs the miraculous Spring Creek Project, here writes a manifesto for world change one compact epiphany at a time. Administrator of local discoveries, he names himself a “commonist,” loyal to the local, to the democracy of creatures, to the light, keen blade of the language opening the envelope of our sleep. “The stars,” he says, “are rising like bubbles / in dark ale.” “The blood you gave to mosquito,” he says, “is what makes the bluebird / so blue.” “Feeling as the maple tree / must feel,” he says, “on the verge / of leafing out.” And reading, you are at eye-level with bud and dew, with seeds delving down, near joy despite the scheduled anguish of the modern world. These poems are a restorative in their deft humor and quiet promise. They will change your days, if not your life.
Charles Goodrich's books include Insects of South Corvallis, Going to Seed: Dispatches from the Garden, The Practice of Home, and the forthcoming A Scripture of Crows. Following a long career as a professional gardener, he presently serves as Director for the Spring Creek Project for Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word at Oregon State University. FMI: www.charlesgoodrich.com
- A Scripture of Crows
- Breaking Ground