Poetry. In PALM TO PINE, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux taps community as its source: the community of things present, of light and sound, of memory and imagination. These poems explore the collected senses of the day-to-day while telling the tale of another place, as if in time travel, inviting the reader to come and go with and partake in the toast. "Sunnylyn Thibodeaux is a stubborn, resilient poet who has brilliantly turned these qualities on their heads in a quicksilver serenade of the day (cold wine and treasure hunts) and its discontents (poisonous elephant ears). She seems to have made a handshake deal with things as she sees them: You be yourself and I won't pretend you're otherwise. And so she is herself in the eyes of the book in your hands. Rare that a poet is so always herself, to the point that we could (almost) take her place, certainly her side, as she vanishes into her lines"—Julien Poirier.
Sunnylyn Thibodeaux is best described as a "New Orleans poet stranded in San Francisco." She received her MA from New College of California in 2001 and is the author of AS WATER SOUNDS (Bootstrap Press, 2014) and PALM TO PINE (Bootstrap Press, 2011). Her poems have been published in Amerarcana, Back Room Live, Big Bridge, Big Bell, Generación, Greetings: Everyday Magic, Nevada State Line, Morning Train, Polis: Resistance, and Try!. Small books include 20/20 Yielding (Blue Press, 2005), Hidden Driveways Ahead, Room Service Calls (Lew Gallery, 2009), and United Untied (Private Edition, 2008). She co-edits Auguste Press and Lew Gallery Editions. Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA