Full Immersion—Sally Green
Collection of poems by Sally Green, published by Expedition Press in 2014 in two editions. Trade edition of 250 copies with letterpress cover, offset interior, and hand bound is sold out. Deluxe edition of 50 copies, numbered and signed by the poet, is hand bound with Hahnemule Ingres end sheets and Japanese cloth over boards. Cover has an inset metallic silver moon printed by hand.
Praise for Full Immersion
The title “Full Immersion” refers, beautifully, to a pool of moonlight: we step into it from the shadows and are “rinsed wholly through to the bone.” Step into Sally Green’s crystalline poems and be immersed in long love, winter birds, summer blackberries, the passing of generation to generation. Her clear surfaces let us see deeply; memory, experience, and desire glint back bright as can be.
—Kathleen Flenniken, former Poet Laureate of Washington
These poems are as delicate, tough, and “complex as a wren’s song.” Their clear notes carry just as far and bring the same lightness to the heart. Those who love an owl’s call, the tenderness of a long marriage, a hankering after horses, need to read this book.
—Lorna Crozier, Governor General’s Award for Poetry
After a lifetime of service to the poetry of others, as publisher and master printer, Sally Green gives us these welcome works of her own, poems of grace and wisdom. With exact observations of flora and fauna, with weather reports that have the stature of prayer, with compassion for family and neighbours, these poems shine. Channeling her Aunt Mabel, she creates a feisty survivor, a character rich in both common and uncommon sense, and a passel, to use one of Aunt Mabel’s own words, of marvelous poems. Among the many charms of Sally Green’s poetry, I particularly value its trustworthiness, the sense I have of listening to an old and cherished friend, the beloved voice of experience.
—Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry