Instead of Sadness

“In Catherine Abbey Hodges’ Instead of Sadness, the beauty is there as the bread of life, as the poems enter and grow in us. They effect their changes in us subtly and steadily, convincing us that their perceptions and discoveries are our own—which, when we have given them our full attention, is exactly right.”

–Dan Gerber, author of Particles: New and Selected Poems

Raft of Days

“There is a brilliant subtlety to this witnessing, a knowing tenderness that explores our relationships with the natural world and those we love. The poems in Raft of Days exalt the moment and explore the geography of memory with a spare clarity that evokes our finest lyric poets’ imaginations.”

–Lee Herrick, author of Scar and Flower