- “[Cinder] brings together the best writing from this singular poet, who masterfully explores the intersection of language, the external world and human consciousness.”—The Washington Post
unskeined across the crust of the white field.
Though it happened only once, I?
am sending the thought?
of the thought?
To return to
the field before the mowing.
When a goldfinch swayed
on a blue stem stalk,?
and the wind and the sun
stirred the hay.
—from “After the Mowing”
Graywolf Poetry Tour at the Bryant Park Reading Room
The Graywolf Poetry Tour showcases Graywolf poets reading together around the country. Join us for an outstanding event featuring Saskia Hamilton, Matthea Harvey, Erika L. Sánchez, and Susan Stewart on August 14 at the Bryant Park Reading Room.
The Bryant Park Reading Room hosts emerging and established poets throughout the summer with evening readings. Sit under the park's London Plane trees and listen to the artists read their own work.
- “MacArthur fellow Stewart’s first, career-spanning collection represents 35 years of thought-provoking poems and proves that she continues to rekindle the fires of her creativity and perception, along with those of her readers.”—Booklist
- “Stewart’s poetry stresses to us that we will always have to try again to find the words that will fix and hold our experience. . . . In the meantime Cinder offers a rich sample of the bounty collected in her nets so far.”—Boston Review
- “[Cinder] showcases Stewart’s accomplished and ongoing exploration of poetry as musical, embodied thinking. . . . Stewart primes readers to listen with the attentiveness from which her poems arise.”—Publishers Weekly
- “Stewart is not a poet to miss, which makes this New and Selected an exciting opportunity.”—Library Journal