The wonderful Poor Claudia (www.poorclaudia.org) invited me to contribute to their 10 Sources series.
An excerpt from my novel, The Ladies, is in the new issue of Caketrain.
“There is a hole in Sara Veglahn’s, The Mayflies, as deep as an arm is long and full of water. I keep returning to this hole, which seems dug from the wondrous dirt of Werner Herzog’s Kaspar Hauser and filled with fierce water, albeit fresh, drawn from Virginia Woolf’s The Waves. Like these works–and I am well aware of what it is I am implying: Veglahn is a brilliant writer and this is a brilliant book–The Mayflies is full of mystery and illumination, fear and hope, the very dark and the very light.”–Laird Hunt, author of Kind One.
“Inside of this work, you will hear your own heart beat. A book of saturations, the cloud-sea of parts that constellate into birth charts that we jump through: here is a text offering entry into the silence between the tick and the tock, which is none other than a door, opening to the mystery of being and having been. A primer for consulting invisible logics and divining disturbances, The Mayflies compassionately approaches ways we might survive our repetitions and find our way home. It is a profound work of literature.”—Selah Saterstrom, author of The Meat and Spirit Plan.
“The first time I heard Sara Veglahn read, I was blown away–and I am grateful to say her writing holds up just as mind-blowingly on the page. The Mayflies is a mytho-biography of a species, a gender, a landscape, an ecosystem. From the stuff of water and mud and flesh and time and words, Veglahn crafts a genesis story that both explains and opens a mystery. This is a beautiful book.”—Rebecca Brown, author of American Romances.