Wall’s Second Collection of Poems Published
Assistant Professor of English Emily Wall just had a second volume of poetry published by Irish press Salmon Poetry.
The poems in Liveaboard were inspired by Wall’s four years living on a sailboat that culminated with sailing from Vancouver to Juneau with her husband. The publisher posted high praise for the collection on its website. “Liveaboard, is used as noun and verb, place and pursuit, a rich metaphor for the ways in which humans and human spirit inhabit community,” writes editor and writer Simmons Buntin. “Wall’s community is largely the harbors and coastlines of British Columbia and Alaska, and in Liveaboard she writes from the deck, the dock, and the rocky shore, providing keen and lyrical insight to what otherwise might be seen as a peripheral existence.” Alaska Writer Laureate and 2011 Evening at Egan presenter Peggy Shumaker writes, “Emily Wall's marvelous poems honor questions and doubts, and speak our desire for belief, for what we once knew, for what we'll never know.” Her first book, Freshly Rooted, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2007. Copies of Liveaboard can be ordered on-line at: http://www.salmonpoetry.com.