“Night. Fire,” a poem from Causeway (New Issues), the new poetry collection by Elaine Sexton, will be featured on Poetry Daily April 27. Another poem from Causeway, “Heaven,” appears in the May issue of O! the Oprah Magazine. Elaine’s book is described this way by Eamon Grennan: “Lodged in various locales, whether urban or rural, earthbound or on the open sea, answering a landscape, a family memory, or the vagaries of love, the poems of Causeway are always informed by an honest buoyancy of spirit.”
Two of Elaine’s poems were in upstreet number three: “What He Carried,” which appears in Causeway, and “Seaside Pastoral.” A third poem, “Tack,” will appear in upstreet number four. Her poems, essays, and reviews have been published or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, ARTnews, Art in America, Bloom, Hunger Mountain, Massachusetts Review, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and the Lambda Book Report. She teaches a poetry workshop with a special focus on the chapbook for The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, and a few years ago started the website chapbookfinder.com. Elaine is the author of an earlier poetry collection, Sleuth (New Issues, 2003). She lives in New York City, where she works as a publisher of special-interest magazines.
Elaine will read her work on May 4 (along with upstreet Poetry Editor Jessica Greenbaum and others) in the Bellevue Hospital Rotunda, New York, on May 14 at Bird & Beckett Books in San Francisco, on May 27 at Bluestockings in New York , and on June 6 at RiverRun in Portsmouth, NH.