Sally Keith

Cindy Seip

Sally Keith is the author of three previous collections of poetry – Design, Dwelling Son, and, most recently, The Fact of the Matter. Written in the wake of the loss of her mother, River House: Poems (Milkweed Editions) focuses on absence. Incorporating her travels abroad and her return to the river house she and her mother often visited, Keith makes her way through the depths of grief, navigating a world newly transfigured by her sorrow and loss. It is a guide to survival in the face of seemingly insurmountable pain. Even in the dark, Keith finds the ways we can be “filled with this unexpected feeling of living.”