Poetry. Sarah White's second Deerbrook Editions book TO ONE WHO BENDS MY TIME is something of a poetic memoir whose artfully compiled verse is sometimes experimental, exploring language and memory through stages of its existential connections with grace, wit, sophistication, and honesty. She is also the author of WARS DON'T HAPPEN ANYMORE (Deerbrook Editions, 2015).
"In her craftily honed poems that neither waste words nor the opportunity to explore their connotations and sonic connections, Sarah White shows us how selectively memories persist—in minute often strange details, in uncanny dreams, in the body's traces. But the poet's vision here tends not only to the past, for from her particular 'bend in time' she looks ahead as well as back with welcome clarity, wise acuteness, and sly tenderness."—Jeanne Marie Beaumont
"Sarah White has composed a book at once intimate and universal, the story of her own life. Once begun, it's hard to put down. You'll want to arrive at the next novel blend of revelation and style, candor and invention. The poems must be read at least twice, first devoured whole, like scallops or a bag of peanuts, then slowly, to savor the wisdom, to delight in the wit and surprises, and to absorb the anger, fun, forgiveness, love. This rich, rounded self-portrait seems to leave out nothing, from childhood, girlhood, and marriage, through divorce, romance, motherhood, age—all conveyed in elegant, accessible verse. to one who bends my time is self-scrutiny without solipsism or self-pity; it is serious and erudite without feeling esoteric or solemn. The collection enchants as it chants, whistles as it works. As enduring poetry should, it affords both profit and delight."—Robert Wexelblatt
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Sarah White studied French and Italian at Radcliffe College and the University of Michigan, specializing in medieval language and literature. After teaching French at Franklin & Marshall College for twenty-three years, she moved to New York, where for the past twenty-two years she has been writing and painting. Some of Sarah's drawings appear in this book. Her books of poetry include THE UNKNOWING MUSE (Dos Madres Press, 2014), IRIDESCENT GUEST (Deerbrook Editions, 2020), and Fledgling (WordTech Communications, 2021), a chapbook of sonnets.