Poet Matt Rader @ WVC

04/19/2022 - 1:00pm

“Many cultures have had names for seers like Matt Rader. Contemporary Western culture has none. This is the book of a man who has died more than once and who carries with him knowledge of the point where being’s blaze touches nothingness. A book of profound humility and intense vision.” —Jan Zwicky

Ghosthawk is a guidebook of imagination from grasslands to star fields to the weather of the poet’s body. Where’s home in the crises of ecological collapse and mortal illness? Where’s joy with constant pain, a future blurred by smoke? Carrying these questions, Matt Rader wrote down the names of the wildflowers he met in the mountains, canyons and woodlands of his home in the Okanagan Valley. These poems are what he learned, the directions as he can best describe them.

Matt Rader is also the author of Visual Inspection, Desecrations, What I Want to Tell Goes Like This, A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle Over the River Arno, Living Things, and Miraculous Hours.

"It's honestly, no bullshit, one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. Ghosthawk speaks to me on a profound level."— Jordan Scott
Grove Hall, Wenatchee Valley College
1300 Fifth St
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Ghosthawk By Matt Rader Cover Image
ISBN: 9780889714045
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Published: Nightwood Editions - April 5th, 2022