Poetry. The poems in SIPHON, HARBOR are what happen when the element of freshwater is allowed to wash freely over the poet's intense and unabashed observations of new romance and the capricious nature of the American Midwestern summer. Copeland, anchored by the mutuality of her themes, wastes no time in layering her own intimacies upon the intimacy she creates with her reader. From the very first page we have access to both her process and the inevitable resultant verse. This verse, which may appear self-contained and compact, is in fact pliant and reciprocal. Among love poems that are unclouded by disingenuousness or cliché, we find a love that is both succinct and expansive, like a clear, gray lake that is deeper than it is wide.
Brooklyn Copeland was born in 1984 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her work has appeared in numerous places online and in print. In 2010 she received a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Her most recent chapbook is Laked, Fielded, Blanked, available from alice blue books (2011). She currently works in Indianapolis as an auditor and a yoga instructor. Author City: CARMEL, IN USA