Solstice: Light and Dark of the Salish Sea, edited by Carla Shafer is a collection by well-known Bellingham poets that is lavish with the seasonal chiaroscuro pleasures unique to the northwest. These 29 poets offer an incredible journey through place and feelings during the summer and winter solstices, even while dark the season of the pandemic confined everyone close to home. The poetry takes you out into the gardens, forests and shorelines near the Salish Sea where descriptions of the changes of light and dark will awaken you to your deepest relationships with your world and the people around you.
Contributors include: Priscilla Long, Bethany Reid, J.I. Kleinberg, David Drummond, Rena Priest, Jayne Marek, Janette Rosebrook, Loretta Tobin, Lois Holub, Jennifer Bullis, Carla Shafer, Gary Wade, Suzanne Harris, Aaron Silverberg, James Bertolino, Nancy Canyon, C.J. Prince, Catherine Johnson, Bob Zaslow, Francine E. Walls, Paul Marshall, Susan Chase-Foster, Anita K. Boyle, David D. Horowitz, Bernice Lever, Theresa Harrison, Luther Allen, Leslie Wharton and John Green.