Poetry. In PALM TO PINE, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux taps community as its source: the community of things present, of light and sound, of memory and imagination. These poems explore the collected senses of the day-to-day while telling the tale of another place, as if in time travel, inviting the reader to come and go with and partake in the toast. "Sunnylyn Thibodeaux is a stubborn, resilient poet who has brilliantly turned these qualities on their heads in a quicksilver serenade of the day (cold wine and treasure hunts) and its discontents (poisonous elephant ears). She seems to have made a handshake deal with things as she sees them: You be yourself and I won't pretend you're otherwise. And so she is herself in the eyes of the book in your hands. Rare that a poet is so always herself, to the point that we could (almost) take her place, certainly her side, as she vanishes into her lines"—Julien Poirier.
Sunnylyn Thibodeaux is the author of THE WORLD EXACTLY (Cuneiform Press, 2020), Universal Fall Precautions (Spuyten Duyvil 2017), AS WATER SOUNDS (Bootstrap 2014), PALM TO PINE (2011) and over a dozen small books including Against What Light (Ypolita), 88 Haiku for Lorca (Push Press), What's Going On (Bird & Beckett) and also Witch Like Me (The Operating System). Originally from New Orleans, she lives and writes in San Francisco.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA