Sweet Land by Sherry Siddall
"Sherry Siddall's Sweet Land rocks and waves with love of words and surround. Baroness crackles, winter's gone—spring! Who has not experienced this! Sweet Land sings the tune exactly on pitch."
—Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina Poet Laureate (2015-2018)
"The elegant, elegiac poems in Sweet Land are rooted in—but also transcend—the natural world. From the opening sonnets 'Mock orange newly blown,' to the title poems 'scrolling brown river,' and the final poems ashes that 'are not soft like moth wings,' Sherry Siddall leads us through American landscapes of beauty, love, and loss."
—Beth Copeland, author of Blue Honey, winner of the 2017 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize
Sherry Siddall lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her work has appeared in Tar River Poetry, Kakalak, Pinesong and elsewhere, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sweet Land is her first book.