Winner of the 2020 Michael Waters Poetry Prize. On the brink of climate catastrophe, a mother grappling with her choice to bring children into an apocalyptic world sends her daughters into the woods of fairy tale as a rite of initiation. The woods carry her fears of extinction—devastating fires, rising seas, and the predatory dangers of girlhood—but also contain the transformative magic of love, interdependence, and renewal. AND IF THE WOODS CARRY YOU roots into the wild heart of motherhood, where worry and wonder intertwine.
Poetry. California Interest. Women's Studies.
Erin Rodoni is the author of two previous poetry collections: BODY, IN GOOD LIGHT (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2017) and A Landscape for Loss. Her poems have been published in Best New Poets 2014, Blackbird, Colorado Review, EcoTheo Review, and Poetry Northwest, among others. She has been honored with awards from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, The Montreal International Poetry Prize, and Ninth Letter. Rodoni teaches at the Writing Salon in San Francisco and serves on the board of the Marin Poetry Center. She lives in San Rafael, California, with her husband and two daughters.Author City: SAN RAFAEL, CA USA