It’s high time more got to enjoy and celebrate the poetry of Broderick Eaton and, with the publication of black bird blue, that time is here. This emerging poet is one to pay attention to. Creating intimacy with the reader through unique imagery drawn from her close scrutiny of the natural world, she takes risks not only in the phrasing and formatting of her poems, but also in her carefully embroidered approach to the expression of love and loss.
–Ellen Waterston, author of Walking the High Desert and Hotel Domilocos
Melissa Broderick Eaton is a '96 graduate of Sweet Briar College who studied with Mary Oliver and John Gregory Brown while she attended Sweet Briar College.