Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Suzanne Sigafoos Reads from Held in the Weave

One of the saddest parts of editing the video clips from author events at Broadway Books is deciding what stays in and what gets left on the cutting room floor. Given that the videos range from ten to fifteen minutes, and most authors read and/or take questions for close to an hour, clearly a lot gets left on the floor -- all stuff that you really shouldn't miss. But then you would have had to be there. The good news, though, is that the clips give you a flavor of the night, and hopefully inspire you to want to read the book yourself.

I had to take several passes at this video before I could get it under the time limit -- there were so many moments I wanted to share with everyone! Suzanne Sigafoos recently had her first collection of poems published by Finishing Line Press, and we were delighted to celebrate the launch of her book with her. Held in the Weave is a beautiful collection of poems, most of which are quite short but pack power loads of thought and vision. Some will prompt tears, some laughter, and some will leave you holding your breath with awe. I wish you ALL could have been there that night; it was magical. But for those of you who couldn't make it, here's a taste of what you missed. [PS: Copious apologies for the frog that was living in my throat that day, which made for a somewhat raspy/squeaky introduction!]

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