Art by Karinna Gomez
Music by Kate Olson & Naomi Moon Siegel
The first book by Seattle poet Melinda Mueller since her award-winning What the Ice Gets. The After is a single poem, “Sorrowing the world” we will alter and leave unseen. A meditation on extinction and the Anthropocene, it blends science and poetry with an urgency of heartbreak.
Interspersed with the poem is the stunning subarctic art of Karinna Gomez, a printmaker currently teaching in Alaska, all presented in full color.
The book ships with a CD with music by the Seattle experimental jazz duo Syrinx Effect (Kate Olsen and Naomi Siegel), commissioned for The After. We are also pleased to present the author reading her work.