I can see forsythia bushes — bright yellow branches waving to me in the wind — and tulips and so many squirrels. They are trying to tell me that a real spring is imminent and sunshine will follow and oh they want me to mention…
My chapbook is here. You can (pre) order it through this link right now!
Isn’t the cover fantastic? Thanks so much to Liz Simmons, who generously provided me the use of her painting. When I first saw it on her Instagram, I knew instantly that I wanted it for my cover. I am inspired by the emotion and intuition in her art work. Her work reminds me of the foothills where some of my poems take place.
From the introduction by Rita Banerjee:
Reading Rebecca Connors’s Split Map feels like slipping into a Southern afternoon. In the space between roses, cut grass, and magnolia breath, this subtle and powerful collection of poems invites the reader into the restlessness of home, the slippage of time, and the memory of places and histories fractured and re-formed into something more surprisingly intimate and beautiful.
I am so excited for this release. This book is small and weird. It’s also mighty. It’s a mix of childhood and different cities and imagined spaces and love letters all in a tiny package. It’s my younger self and I want to be kind to her.