A very important, and much anticipated book of poems, Night is Simply a Shadow by Greta Wrolstad was published this week by the small independent local Portland poetry press, Tavern Books. I was lucky enough to meet Greta while I was living in Montana, when she was going to the University of Montana for her MFA. I only had a handful of conversations with her, the last of which was one where we were both tucked into the corner of a dark booth in Vancouver, BC, during AWP, with all our other Montana friends surrounding us. In 2005, Greta died from injuries sustained in a car crash. I didn’t know her very well, but some of the people I love most in this world have been deeply affected by her, and for that, and for this, her first and last full-length book of poems, I am thankful for her.
Buy Greta’s book straight from Tavern here.