Monday, March 16, 2020
I first met Susan, and her friend the poet Laurie Klein, at the Festival of Faith & Writing in Michigan, back when they were the face of Rock & Sling. This post celebrates the release of Susan Cowger’s debut poetry collection Slender Warble (2020, Poiema/Cascade). I am pleased to have been able to work with Susan Cowger to edit this collection.
The following poem is from Slender Warble.
A Cry Too Soft to Hear
O Lord if forever is now
contained in this skin I wonder
what will happen to the place I scraped raw
ragged furrows scabbing over the pain
the flesh injured beyond bruise
a cataclysm designed to draw you
something like protector
savior of a wound I created
as if I could believe you would come and love
what I hate
Posted with permission of the poet.
Entry written by D.S. Martin. His latest poetry collection is Ampersand (2018, Cascade). His books are available through Amazon, and Wipf & Stock, including the anthologies The Turning Aside, and Adam, Eve, & the Riders of the Apocalypse.