Small press! "Sarah Vander Zwaag’s GOOD RIVER is at once a lamentation and a celebration. Both the body and the ordinary become divine in this chapbook in a way that is reminiscent of Olds or Stein. Vader Zwaag masterfully envelopes the reader in rich structures and images, in warm sunlight on cold skin, in an extra glass of sweet wine. The poet writes: “Love will watch our tears and make / quartz from the salt”. There is fire in these poems, and there is loss, and longing, and depth, and decay, but in all of it, there is also discovery and renewal and joy."
-Kailey Tedesco, author of She Used to be on a Milk Carton, Lizzie, Speak, and FOREVERHAUS
By Sarah Vander Zwaag. Paperback, 42 pages. Published by White Stag Publishing, 2020.