Nordgren, Sarah Rose 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
with Jenny Molberg and Erin Adair-Hodges
Unabridged Bookstore


The holiest thing a mother does is know
your name long after her skin
disintegrates. I stand in a dark room imagining
my birth in 1917, so I can reverse
each injury her body takes. 

Sarah Rose Nordgren, “1917”

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Read this interview with Sarah Rose Nordgren from Adroit Journal:

Conversations with Contributors: Sarah Rose Nordgren (Poetry, Issue 11) – The Adroit Journal

Issue Eleven is out, and Conversations with Contributors is back! First up in this sequence of interviews is Sarah Rose Nordgren, whose poem “Kindling” rocks the new issue. Amanda Silberling, Blog Editor: Your poetry collection Best Bones, which the Adroit blog reviewed, came out last fall.

The outer crust of my life peeled away
and under it I am left with a white
and trembling egg, round as the moon.  

– Sarah Rose Nordgren, “The Outer Crust”

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Watch Sarah Rose Nordgren read for the Chicago Poetry Center, with Jenny Molberg and Erin Adair-Hodges:

Sarah Rose Nordgren starts reading at 34:12.

You could even sleep out
under the glorious stars where
a snake the exact diameter
of your throat would find you,
crawl in through your mouth
and devour every system.

– Sarah Rose Nordgren, “Electromagnetic”

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Watch some of Sarah’s interdisciplinary work here:

Smart Snow 2016-2017 from Kathleen Kelley on Vimeo.

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