No Direction But Home

Friends, I am rather beside myself with joy in this moment, as I get to shriek on the interwebz about the publication of a special book by one of my most special favorite poets! What? You don't get to do this every day? Well, my life is charmed, apparently.

ALL CAPS PUBLISHING and yours truly announce the publication today of No Direction But Home, a first chapbook by Seattle poet Sarah Whiteley.

"A gentle foray into beauty and stillness, No Direction But Home is an exploration of the threads that tie travel, nature, and themes of home to the heart. In this first chapbook, Sarah Whiteley skillfully weaves words into snapshots of time and place, creating a reading experience that is both immediately relatable and intimate."

Get your (quite affordable) copy here!

I've been following Sarah's blog, ebbtide, since I started blogging. I admire Sarah's writing immensely--her images, her descriptiveness, her ability to make my heart skip a beat with her words. Her focus on perfection and her clean design. Sarah's just perfect, pals... and I'm all shivery about stacking up my own writing next to hers and the other fantastic authors in our ALL CAPS collective. Yippee!!
I thought you all might enjoy these directions from Sarah about how to read poetry. It's called "Guide."
poetry should be read slowly
standing upon the very edge of a precipice
no turning back
toes curling upon those last rocks
before the world falls away
there at the edge of all that ends
the edge of all that begins
one may have just the right perspective
to understand
Okay, required reading, drop everything and click:
Sarah's poetry blog, ebbtide

Sarah's photography/art blog, tied to sky

Sarah's book on Amazon! No Direction But Home


  1. This is so exciting, Marian. I love the snippet of poetry you have shared here and I will certainly follow the links you have provided here.
    All the best to Sarah!

    1. Sarah's never been at RT but i've talked about her writing when i've had the chance, in interviews and whatnot. she's inspired me for a long time now. this chapbook is wonderful, everyone should read it! and Sarah's blog, too. :)

  2. ok, now I'm back to weepy, dear Marian.... :) thank you so much! such praise from a word titan such as yourself is praise indeed! love you!

    1. right back atcha, Sarah! your writing has long been a source of inspiration to me. i'm all pleased and grateful that i can hold your book in my hands, and to align my own writing path with yours in this way. YAY!

  3. It sounds lovely. Many congratulations, Marian. Good work. k.

  4. so worth reading! run over and pick up a copy. :)


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