Releasing the Days is the first collection of poetry drawn from over thirty years of Stephen Meadows’s work. Crafted from his sense of place and grounded in ocean, orchard, and rock, his poems strip down life to its bare essentials.
Memory joins hands with the reeds and the smell of matches. An old woman leans on a walnut tree beside a house half-haunted with unuttered toils. And the moon slips past the bruised Nevada mountains echoing the night’s journey from the sun.
Characterized by a profound connection to the past and the stark magnificence of the present, Releasing the Days leaves an imprint that remains long after we’ve passed the roadside barn swallowed up by grass and time.