These poems oscillate beautifully between observing the vast and the small. They often live in the metaphorical world of the eye and its power to capture, to name, to make real, and to erase. As Plenty. reveals the uncertain power of sight and of the word, this collection reminds us of the enduring echo of a past that shifts under our gaze. This vibrant and multilayered collection meditates on the ache of love and its fluid capacity to nourish and destroy, like water. In one moment, we see the mirage of the one person's salvation in another's face. In the next moment, we see that same person gathered together, whole, through the power of her own recognition. These poems compel us to see ourselves and see each other anew.
-Natalie J. Graham, author of Begin with a Failed Body
BeeLyn Naihiwet is a Seattle-based Ethiopian-American poet who immigrated to the United States when she was ten. A mental health therapist by day, poet by night, she discovered poetry was her second language when she read Rumi in a Medieval Literature class. Most recently, she has studied poetry at the Hugo House in Seattle, as well as with Denver's Lighthouse Writers instructor, Joy Roulier Sawyer. BeeLyn's poetry appears or is forthcoming in Kweli Journal, The Halcyone, Ginosko Journal and Mom Egg Review.
- Publisher: Finishing Line Press (February 19, 2021)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 76 pages
- ISBN-10: 1646624238
- ISBN-13: 9781646624232
- Item Weight: 4.3 ounces
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.18 x 9 inches