To tether is to join or hold together. It often involves placing, or accepting, constraints in order to continue in relationship. Or in order to protect and safeguard. Ultimately, tethering has to do with coherence and continuation, rather than separation or dissipation. In these poems, many things serve to tether: gravity and touch; history and memory; listening and dreams.
Laurelyn Whitt's poems have appeared in various journals in Canada and the United States, including Descant, The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Nimrod International, PRISM International, Puerto del Sol, Rattle and The Tampa Review. Her first book Interstices, won the Holland Prize and was published by Logan House Press (2006). Words For Relocation (Will Hall Press, winner of the Norma O. Harrison Chapbook Competition for poets of social conscience and the natural world) and another chapbook, a long dream of difference (Frith Press), were published in 2001.
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