As nerves animate the territory within and between bodies, a shuttle is thrown from one hand to another. These messages are near and real, firing across spaces felt as geographical distance and visionary kinship. Sarah Riggs’ epistles catch the slant of this instant we pass through, of friendship and readership, trans-historical and oceanic, at once found and ever more luminously at sea.
Sarah Riggs is the author of six books of poetry including EAVESDROP (Chax Press, 2020), Chain of Minuscule Decisions in the Form of a Feeling (Reality Street Editions, 2007), 60 TEXTOS (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010), THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ENVELOPES (Burning Deck, 2012), WATERWORK (Chax Press, 2007), and POMME & GRANITE (1913 Press, 2015). Her essays were published as Word Sightings (2002). She has translated six poetry books from French including the prize-winning TIME (2019) by Etel Adnan. She is also a filmmaker, artist, and podcaster of "Invitation to the Species." She lives in Brooklyn with her husband Omar Berrada and their two daughters. www.sarahriggs.org