The Slow Art (Paperback)

By Sierra Golden

Bear Star Press, 9780985058494, 66pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2018

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About the Author

Sierra Golden was born in Alaska and raised in rural Washington State. Her father has been a commercial fisherman for over forty years, and she worked as a deckhand on his boat F/V Challenger for eight summers. In 2012, she completed an MFA in poetry at North Carolina State University. She currently lives in Seattle, where she works in communications at Casa Latina, a nonprofit organization advancing the power and well-being of Latino immigrants. Winner of a Rane Arroyo Chapbook Prize, she has been awarded residencies and fellowships by the Elizabeth George Foundation, Hedgebrook, Hugo House, the Island Institute, and the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.


Praise For The Slow Art

"The poems in The Slow Art are boiled down to unflinching essentials. Golden refuses to hide behind the easy fires and maximal adornment of so much contemporary poetry, giving us a rough-edged vision that drifts out into a world of machinery, work, and family. The art here is that the poems drift inward, too—to the landscape of the self where time, language, and experience become a tangle of the brutal, the mysterious, the essential, and the celebrated. And I celebrate this book whose heart contains the world and those who work it 'for her, for him, for them, for me, for you.'"—Michael McGriff