The Bird That Swallowed the Music Box
by Anita Sullivan
The short essays in this delightful collection by award-winning author Anita Sullivan gently cycle through three themes: the Natural World, Music, and Poetry. Enormous subjects, indeed, but each essay has been steeped in a base solution and labored over for decades in the author’s own interior alchemical laboratory, bringing to the reader a satisfying sense of thematic unity and enduring insight. This lovely book offers a genuinely pleasing and indulgent reading experience.
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
ISBN: 978-1-947067-46-2 (print; softcover; perfect bound)
Born under the sign of Libra, Anita Sullivan cheerfully admits to a life governed by issues of balance and harmony. This likely led to her career as a piano tuner, as well as her love of birds (Libra is an air sign), gardening, music, and fine literature. She spent years trying to decide if she was a piano tuner who wrote poetry or a poet who tuned pianos. She traveled a lot without becoming a nomad; taught without becoming a teacher; danced without becoming a dancer; fell totally in love with the high desert country of the Southwest and promptly moved to the Pacific Northwest rainforest. She has previously published two essay collections, a novel, two poetry chapbooks, and a full-length poetry collection. She was a founding member of the Portland, Oregon, poetry publishing collective Airlie Press.
Book of Short Essays Brings Together the Natural World, Music, and Poetry, July 12, 2018 (Press Release)
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