Recipient of the 2018 Kansas Notable Books Award
First Runner-Up, 2018 Thorpe Menn Award
Maril Crabtree's latest poetry collection is ordered around the "breaking wave" of time and memory in three sections: Remembering, Living the Green Life, and Wild Heart. The poems traverse landscapes, inner and outer: physical landscapes and metaphysical ones; emotional and relational ones; the landscape of age, from childhood to maturity; and the questing landscape that leads to new understandings of love, death, and infinity – which create an impact on how we experience connection to everything.
"For this poet, praise is an option not to be forgotten, even in our darkest, most doubtful moments," writes Catherine Anderson, author of Woman with a Gambling Mania and other works. "These vibrant poems suggest a woman who not only speaks from the perch of a varied and dynamic life, but also one who will never give up the search for justice and beauty in all its contradictions."
Maril Crabtree’s poetry, essays, and short fiction have been published in numerous books, literary journals, and anthologies.