- "Movement and transition resonate in [Corridor]."—PBS NewsHour
The afternoon seemed endless. Out the window,
a lane to the right was bending away,
taking with it the figure moving down it.
Alone for a quarter of an hour,
looking in, plotting the argument,
all the marks of lucidity
and brevity in that attempt,
that benefit of rhetoric:
the true but unlikely moment.
“Hamilton’s writing has been called spare and delicate, but neither of these quite gets at the effect of her poems, which are delicate only in the way a suspension bridge is: neither is marked by unnecessary ornament or fragility, and it would be a mistake to regard either as anything other than rigorously tough.”—Raymond McDaniel, Boston Review
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.
- “There is much to be discovered in this collection. . . . In Corridor, Saskia Hamilton displays a breadth of historical, poetical, and linguistic awareness I rarely find.”—The Rumpus
- “[Hamilton] takes the rusted machinery of the world and makes it beautiful.”—Washington Independent Review of Books
- “In these intensely crafted poems, Hamilton explores themes of place and the delicate relationship of humans and nature. . . . These poems are beautifully resonant.”—New Pages
- “Hamilton delivers a collection of deceptively brief, lean poems. . . . [T]here is always a studied lack of clarity that gives the collection an irresistible tension.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review