A volume of astounding poems on the theme of transformation, this book has been called a love song to the life force. It features stunning black-and-white photographs by Michael Johnson, likened by critics to Ansel Adams. A must-read whether one commonly reads poetry or not.
The power and scope of Wyatt Townley s The Afterlives of Trees shakes you to your very bones. There s some audaciously formidable poetry in this book.
---John Weisman, seven time New York Times bestselling author
The Afterlives of Trees brings together exquisite poetry of great tenderness, strength, and beauty, but it is also a book of revelation .a love song to the life force.
---Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Poet Laureate of Kansas
About the Author:
Wyatt Townley s books of poems include The Breathing Field (Little, Brown) and Perfectly Normal (The Smith), and her work has appeared widely from Newsweek to The Paris Review. Recently she wrote the 50th anniversary book of The Kansas City Ballet (The Kansas City Star). HarperCollins published Wyatt s yoga book, Yoganetics: Be Fit, Healthy, and Relaxed One Breath at a Time, deemed an Editor s Choice by Yoga Journal. She lives with writer-husband Roderick Townley in Kansas, and her work is grounded in its wind, storms, and stars. You can learn more about her work at www.yoganetics.com or www.WyattTownley.com.