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SHORT 'N SWEET: THE BOOK SPEAKS: Where the Light Feeds

Susannah Lodge-Rigal's Where the Light Feeds (Gasher Press, 2023)

SHORT 'N SWEET: THE BOOK SPEAKS: Where the Light Feeds

How would you, Where the Light Feeds, describe yourself in two sentences or less?

I am a songbook—one that insists the act of singing must also be an act of listening. I am also a book of discovery—that luck, love, and the commitment to keep oneself safe come not from an omen flying overhead, but instead from a close, reverent attention to our daily world and those we share it with.

Where would you go on vacation?

Holden Beach, North Carolina—a special returning place throughout my author's life, and somehow a part of me, a landlocked book.

What is your favorite color?

Gotta be blue—my poems are all sky.

What is your favorite movie?

Fly Away Home.

What advice would a therapist give you?

Don't forget the lift of a long walk—and take them often.

What is your favorite smell?

Freshly cut grass.

What is your favorite season?


Do you collect anything?

Song sheets—I keep a little library of music.

What is your favorite snack?

Am I allowed to say SunChips? SunChips.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and why?

I am dedicated to Susannah Lodge-Rigal's teachers, and I'd love a dinner party with them all. Particularly her mentors, without whom I would not exist: Monica Berlin and Dan Beachy-Quick.

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