Poetry. The first section of BODY, IN GOOD LIGHT opens with the words, "Between any two points, there is a love story": points on a compass, points in time, between lovers and strangers, mother and child. Throughout this debut collection, Erin Rodoni distills experience for its essence, rendered in language that is fierce, tender, penetrating in its precision, and astonishing in its turns of phrase. Whether describing "turncoat cells" of cancer, the half–smile scar of a caesarian, or the alien landscape of childhood seared by wildfire, Rodoni's poems remind us how tenuous our lives are, how each moment arrives as inescapably painful and miraculous as birth.
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