The Weight of Light

Green Writers Press brings back into print the acclaimed Weight of Light, by Su Smallen, which includes award-winning poems and the widely taught lyric essay “On Poetry.” Joyful and elegiac, Weight of Light widely embraces nature, art, and science. Alison Hawthorne Deming describes Weight of Light as “work that beautifully marries attention and evanescence” with “resonant clarity.” Connie Wanek calls Weight of Light “ambitious, bold, inventive, intelligent, and sensual” and Jim Moore adds “wonderfully faithful to the world.”    

Su Smallen

Su Smallen is the author of six collections of poetry. Her first collection, Weight of Light, was nominated for the Pushcart Press Editor’s Book Award, and Buddha, Proof was a Minnesota Book Award Finalist. Su was awarded the Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize, several fellowships and grants including from the Jerome Foundation, and residencies including with the St. Croix Watershed Research Station. With Laurel Poetry Collective, she published books and broadsides for ten years. Su was a professional choreographer and dancer, and her poetry has served as scores for dance and film, including Miracle of the Spring.

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