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THE LAKE RISES
Brandi Katherine Herrera & Lisa Wujnovich, Editors

Contemporary poets write on, in and through water to examine humans’ responsibility to this endangered resource. These poets calm, quench, transport, cleanse as they protest derogation and mourn drowning. Editors Lisa Wujnovich and Brandi Katherine Herrera achieve a fluid weave of innovative and contemplative poets to usher in climate change. The poems in The Lake Rises: poems to & for our bodies of water reach coast-to-coast, asking readers to drink a diversity of voices that resonate with each other in astounding ways. Some splash. Some sink. Simple narratives and experimental structures become meditative sieves readers can flow through to renew awareness.

 

 

Brandi Katherine Herrera holds a M.F. A. in Writing from Pacific University, and is the author of the chapbook the specificity of early spring shadows (Bedouin Books, 2013). Her poetry, reviews and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Common, Word For/Word, VoiceCatcher, The Oregonian, Charlotte, and Written River, among others. Brandi lives and writes in Portland, Oregon.

Lisa Wujnovich is a poet/farmer who lives and works at Mountain Dell Farm in Hancock, New York. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Fieldwork, (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and This Place Called Us, (Stockport Flats, 2008). Her poems have appeared in 5AM, Naugatuck River Review, Adanna, Earth First, Canary Press, New York Organic News, and other publications. Her anti-fracking poems are forthcoming in the poetry anthology, Vigil for the Marcellus Shale (Foothills Press, 2013). She holds a M.F.A. in Poetry from Drew University.

 

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