Poetry. Music. Art. The first book by Seattle poet, Melinda Mueller, since her award-winning What the Ice Gets. THE AFTER is a single poem "sorrowing the world" we will alter and leave unseen. A meditation on extinction and the anthropocene, it blends science and poetry with an urgency of a heartbreak. Interspersed with the poem is the stunning subarctic art of Karinna Gomez, a printmaker currently teaching in Alaska, all presented in full color. The book ships with a CD with music by the Seattle experimental jazz duo, Syrinx Effect (Kate Olsen and Naomi Siegel), commissioned specifically for THE AFTER. We are pleased to also present the author reading her work, adding a dimension unusual in current poetry publishing.
Melinda Mueller trained as a biologist and is on the science faculty at Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences. Entre Ríos Books published her most recent book, The After, as a collaboration with Karinna Gomez and the Syrinx Effect. Her book What the Ice Gets: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1916 (Van West & Company) received a 2001 Washington State Book Award and the American Library Notable Books Award for Poetry in 2002. Her other books of poetry are Private Gallery (Seal Press, 1976), Asleep in Another Country (Jawbone Press, 1979), and Apocrypha (Grey Spider Press, 1988). Melinda was a co-author of an early list of rare, threatened, and endangered plant species of Washington State.Author City: SEATTLE, WA USA