Shelley Girdner’s first full-length poetry collection looks at the lifespan of a relationship – from the beginning of love until its end, and how different it can look with time and distance. Her poems combine birds and biblical imagery with modern relationships. She splits the book into three sections: “The way desire works,” “The blue hood,” and “You were that white bird.”
Shelley Girdner’s poems have been published in several journals, including most recently Hunger Mountain and Painted Bride Quarterly, as well as The Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, and others. She’s been a featured poet in the Aurorean, a finalist for the Slapering Hol chapbook prize, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry. She teaches at the University of New Hampshire.