Just Published: Where Land Is Indistinguishable from Sea, by Helena Mesa
Praise for Helena Mesa
Helena Mesa’s Where Land Is Indistinguishable from Sea takes readers on a profound journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and transformation in the aftermath of grief. The poems in the collection address the risk of forgetting, recognizing the darkness that threatens to consume anything lost. Despite this uncertainty, the poems remind us that we are a sanctuary of memories, begging to be loved and cherished, even if we must eventually let go. Mesa confronts a world that is constantly divided. Masterfully composed, these poems are full of light, radiating with a “wild joy,” for the living that longs to shine and be remembered.
—Ruben Quesada, Revelations
Helena Mesa is the author of Horse Dance Underwater (Cleveland State University) and a co-editor of Mentor & Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets. Her poems have appeared in such literary journals as Barrow Street, Bat City Review, Cimarron Review, Indiana Review, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, and Third Coast. Her work has also been featured in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series. She has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, and Writers in the Heartland; she was also a UMS artist in residence (2015-2016). She is an English Professor at Albion College in Michigan.