The Ache and the Wing with Sunni Brown Wilkinson
Oct 22, 2021, 7:00 pm
Sugar House Review is happy to host John Belk and Sunni Wilkinson at the Artisans Gallery.
Bio: In this sublime collection, award-winning poet Sunni Brown Wilkinson shapes guilt and grief into a narrative of love, loss, and possibility. The Ache and the Wing explores the flickering, flighty nature of life by allowing a glimpse into the speaker’s world after the death of a newborn son. Bodies become houses, three-and-a-half-inch gaps appear in an old Irishman’s brain, and birdsong reverberates throughout these healing poems. Wilkinson gives life to last words. Her honest, yet delicate poems combine grief with possibility in the hope of rebuilding one’s life in the wake of absence.
Bio: John Belk is an Associate Professor of English at Southern Utah University where he directs the Composition Program. The author of The Gardens of our Childhoods (forthcoming, Autumn House Press, 2022) and The Weathering of Igneous Rockforms in High-Altitude Riparian Environments (Cathexis Northwest, 2020), his poems have recently appeared in Jet Fuel Review, Sugar House Review, Crab Orchard Review, Madison Review, Salt Hill, Worcester Review, Sport Literate, and Poetry South among others. His scholarship can be found in Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Composition Forum, and edited anthologies.
This program is made possible with support from Sugar House Review, Artisans Gallery, and Utah Humanities.
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