Poetry. Jewish Studies. Women's Studies. California Interest. "In NIGHTTIME ON THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING, Sarah Kobrinsky opens with a brief meditation on impostor syndrome that also speaks to where all poems come from, anyway. Elsewhere we read 'I make. I tinker. I create. An instinct born/of my blueprints, deep within my DNA.' But these poems also come from us, from knowing what people say about kids looking like the milkman, pranks like TP-ing houses and tying shoelaces together, a recognizable rhythm of punchlines. These poems are all dollface and Why I oughta! and the 'longed-for prize after the Bull's Eye,' so that the first poem, 'Forger's Tremor,' can honestly end with 'this poem was not written by me.'"—Jill McDonough
Sarah Kobrinsky was the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Emeryville, California. She was born in Canada, raised in North Dakota, seasoned in England, and tempered in California. Sarah and her husband have a handmade dinnerware company called Jered's Pottery.
Author City: RICHMOND, CA USA