Poetry. The first section of BODY, IN GOOD LIGHT opens with the words, "Between any two points, there is a love story": points on a compass, points in time, between lovers and strangers, mother and child. Throughout this debut collection, Erin Rodoni distills experience for its essence, rendered in language that is fierce, tender, penetrating in its precision, and astonishing in its turns of phrase. Whether describing "turncoat cells" of cancer, the half–smile scar of a caesarian, or the alien landscape of childhood seared by wildfire, Rodoni's poems remind us how tenuous our lives are, how each moment arrives as inescapably painful and miraculous as birth.
Erin Rodoni was born and raised in the small coastal community of Point Reyes, California. Her work has appeared in Colorado Review, Cimarron Review, Drunken Boat, Ninth Letter, and The Adroit Journal, among others. Her poems have also been included in the Best New Poets anthology, featured on Verse Daily, and honored with an Intro Journals Award from the Association of Writers and Writing programs. Rodoni holds a BA from UC Berkeley and an MFA from San Diego State. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two young daughters.Author City: POINT REYES STATION, CA USA