Poetry. "The poems in OUTSIDE FROM THE INSIDE were suggested by my studies of anatomy and ancient Jewish texts, the legacies of loved ones, the lives of animals and the cycle of the seasons, my family life of past and present, and testimonies of others, named and nameless, that have entered my heart. The title of the collection comes from a letter written by Isamu Noguchi to Man Ray from the Poston War Relocation Center in 1942, and the title poem speaks to his experience when he was interned there as a Japanese-American. OUTSIDE FROM THE INSIDE also suggests the body as witness and the world as conceived by the self. Between this idealism and the pressures of the historical moments our lives encompass are myriad variations of experience, thought, and feeling which my poems seek to express."—Anne Whitehouse
Steady is Anne Whitehouse's fourth poetry collection published by Dos Madres Press, following THE REFRAIN (2012), METEOR SHOWER (2016), and OUTSIDE FROM THE INSIDE (2020). Her other poetry collections are Blessings and Curses (Poetic Matrix Press, 2009) and The Surveyor's Hand (Compton Press, 1981); three chapbooks from Ethel Zine and Micro Press: Frida (2023), Escaping Lee Miller (2021) and Surrealist Muse (2020), and two from Finishing Line Press: One Sunday Morning (2011) and Bear in Mind (2010). She is the author of a novel, Fall Love, available in Spanish translation as Amigos y amantes, as well as short stories, essays, feature articles, and reviews. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she divides her time between New York City and Columbia County, New York.