Sample poems are available on CW Books’ listing for god-chaser.
In god-chaser, Sari Krosinsky’s poems yearn for connection with the divine as they seek it through fully lived human experience.
“Sari Krosinsky’s debut collection is a pilgrimage in finely wrought stanzas to a pantheon of pain-in-the-ass deities: gods, goddesses, and good old G-d from Mount Olympus, O.T., and a bus station in Philly. ‘A universe can burst from one man,’ writes Krosinsky, and in god-chaser she startles us with a glimpse of her own universe and the multifarious beings zapping and flinging and blinding and cajoling and otherwise doing their best to wreak havoc. Krosinsky is, in the end, lover, appeaser, eternal poet: ‘You, don’t be that vengeful god,/with eternal fire that isn’t light, and I’ll belong/to you. I’d pour some coffee for you,/but they say you won’t take sacrifices/since the Temple is gone. Taste it/through my tongue.’ This book is a pleasure and a gift.”—Maureen Seaton, author of Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen
“Sari Krosinsky’s poems explode with the kind of ru’ach a person can find at a bar or in line at the grocery. This god-chaser is ‘fierce as entropy.’ Our daily hungers and griefs and gut-splitting hopes move towards G-d with understated and finely articulated urgency, translating ‘the spitting mess of the world’ into ‘something wild enough to chase.’ As readers, we are compelled to get on the bus with every other pomegranate- cheeked rider fresh from the psychiatrist’s office, having just survived some pogrom, heading towards Hades, or making our way back to Eden. In the end, we ache—call it ‘longing’ or ‘hope’ or ‘despair’—hard-pressed to do anything but love this beautiful goodbyehello of an important new voice in American literature.”—Lisa Gill, author of Red as a Lotus
“Drawing on diverse inspiration from fairy tales to Greek myth to Biblical stories, the poems in this collection sing. Moving effortlessly from urban landscapes to memory, from dramatic monologue to lyric, god-chaser illuminates the pursuit of the divine. Whether it is found in Artemis on a barstool or in the kiss left for a sleeping lover, these poems speak to the great mysteries and to the small moments of grace. A powerful, evocative collection.”—Lisa D. Chavez, author of In an Angry Season