The Orchard Street Press is pleased to announce the release of Day for Night, the beautiful, thoughtful poetry collection from Valerie Sopher of El Cerrito, California.
About Day for Night, Hollie Hardy, author of How to Take a Bullet and Other Survival Poems, writes: “Valerie Sopher’s first poetry collection, Day for Night, emerges like a blossom amid the aftermath of pandemic isolation’s ‘endless loop of living…Here are poems of a life richly observed and beautifully rendered, attending to dailiness, nature, healing, a longing to travel, to connect, and perhaps to love…When you read these poems, ‘you realize you are not watching/the sun rise, but the earth turn.’”
Genine Lentine, author of Poses: An Essay Drawn from the Model, observes: “Sopher’s poems chronicle the travels of mind and heart; they inscribe her commitment to connect across distance, to stay curious within catastrophe, to ‘embrace the unbearable’…We find in these poems an intimacy with the elements, an elegant music, and a generous wit that offer the way through unprecedented circumstances, a Baedecker for our time.’”
Valerie Sopher is a retired attorney and singing quilter from the San Francisco Bay Area who found her poetic voice during the pandemic. Her work has appeared in Canary, Caustic Frolic, SLANT, Prometheus Dreaming, Science Write Now, and others. She was the grand prize winner in the Wingless Dreamer Dawn of the day contest and a finalist in the 2022 Orchard Street Press Poetry Contest. She is grateful to the Ina Coolbrith Circle Annual Poetry Contest for honoring and selecting her poems and to The Orchard Street Press for publishing her first chapbook.
Day for Night is available for $15, both online and via the mail, from:
The Orchard Street Press
P.O. Box 280
Gates Mills, Ohio 44040