Rest in Black Haw (New Plains P)


“A remarkable work—poems that set roots, that wind downward into the earth of a specific place with startling exactitudes—clay thick mud, fever air—poems wrought with great care, full of invisible eyes that open to glimmers of phosphor.  This entire book, in its radiance and ashes, is an offering toward the deep.” — Marsha de la O

“Whether she is writing about some lost and in-love fellow, trapped in the wrong end of a relationship like a bug at the bottom of a mayonnaise jar, or about the Ohio Sweet Corn Festival, there is a strange surety and beauty here that jumps right off the page and pulls the reader in.” — Leon Stokesbury

“Emily Schulten’s words are chosen with all of the pleasures combined sound and sense provide. Rest in Black Haw is all about our hearts in search of their contentments.” — Dara Wier