Kathryn Jordan reads poems from Riding Waves
Tuesday, September 25, 7:30pm
Pegasus Books Solano
Kathryn Jordan reads select poems from her new collection, Riding Waves.
Kathryn Jordan’s Riding Waves is not for the faint of spirit. Do not pick it up unless you are prepared to be jolted by hurts, inspired by survival, and charmed by metaphors that can only come from a wounded place within us.
John Warley, author of A Southern Girl
Kathryn Jordan’s beautiful book reverberates with the beauty and pain of a lost era. Scenes from a fragmented military childhood at the height of the Vietnam War are interspersed with meditations on Nature, family, love, loss, travel and music. It’s a rich tapestry of memory and spiritual inquiry. Jordan finds her way through a tumultuous time by paying rapt attention to the sensory details and small epiphanies that accompanied her on her journey.
Alison Luterman, author of Desire Zoo
A strong book, crafted and elegant, utterly unsparing of hard truths and lit ablaze by the flamed-open heart of saying. These are poems that pull us close with their unflinching presence; roped in, caught up by Kathe Jordan’s work, we turn pages that spill a tough and aching history, broken, bled through, and fraught with beauty.
Judyth Hill, editor, poet, author of Dazzle Wobble
About the Author
At UC Berkeley, Kathryn won the Elizabeth Mills Crothers Prize for Short Story and has placed narrative non-fiction with The Sun Magazine. She is the winner of the 2016 San Miguel de Allende Writers' Conference Prize for Poetry. Her work was selected for Bay Area Generations and chosen to represent B.A.G. at Oakland Beast Crawl in 2016. Her poems have appeared in Roar Magazine and in the anthology, Solamente en San Miguel.