The blog of Powell’s Books (local bookseller extraordinaire) has among its summer reading recommendations A Brief History of Time, a collection of poems by Shaindel Beers, AM ’00. From the blog:
I heard Beers read several poems from her book and was astounded by their frank honesty and contemporary themes. In recent years I have grown incredibly tired of obtuse and gutless poetry and there is nothing obtuse or gutless about Beers’ poems. They strike straight and true.
Click here to start your summer reading.
Update: Shaindel Beers talks about her craft in this interview. “Some people fall into alcohol, some people fall into drugs; I fell into poetry.”