Welcome Guest! Log In

Wet Welded Together

Collected Poems

Louise Grassi Whitney

Be the first to review this product

  • 2: 132 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.50" x 8.50"
  • ISBN: 978-0-9773070-4-3
  • Many Names Press

Availability: In stock

Available Formats


Wet Welded Together

Double click on above image to view full picture

From time-to-time a poet, unattached to academia, explodes onto the scene fully-clothed in truth and authority. Indomitable Louise Grassi Whitney writes about her fascinating and full life, in exquisite form reminiscent of Sylvia Plath and Adrienne Rich and other thought-provoking poets in intensity, form and beauty. Her diverse subjects are of horses, her ties to the Paleolithic (hence, the mammoths) and the Explorers Club, the natural world, partnership with women, exotic places, dissolution of privilege upon divorce, her single motherhood and love of her three sons and grandchildren, inheritance and hardship, her mute son's autism and his ability to cast spells, and many, many other grand mysteries.

"A remarkable collection of poems plumbing the passion, beauty, sorrow and joy of a remarkable life. I have never seen language used this way, the mark of a strong and original talent." --Alex Shoumatoff, contributing editor, Vanity Fair, editor DispatchesFromTheVanishingWorld.com

You're reviewing: Wet Welded Together

Louise Grassi Whitney

Poet Louise Grassi Whitney grew up outside Baltimore riding other people's horses in the sixties, moved to New York City and taught elementary school. She then moved to Northern California with her husband, had three sons and finally got her own horses and got divorced. She travelled, wrote poetry, she fell in love a lot. Now living in Napa with her long time spouse Dr. Karen Smith, Louise is a grandmother who still rides and trains horses, travels, writes and worries.