out of the witch’s mouth explores the theme of flight and landing in our lives. The book includes “ghazals,” an ancient Persian form of poetry which the mystic poet Hafiz often utilized. Patti’s ghazals explore the themes of mid-life, suffering, playing, elders, and how just landing at the kitchen table and looking at what is there, can give us answers.
“Patti Sinclair’s poems reveal themselves to us as naturally as if they were growing out of the earth. With rhythmic grace and resonant imagery, she locates the deep, fierce impulses of what it is to be human. And by offering a world of intimate domesticity, it is as if she is chanting the song of our own lives.”—Anne Simpson, Nova Scotian poet and novelist
Patti Sinclair’s previous works are the creative non-fiction book, Motherhood As A Spiritual Practice and a shorter collection, red poems. She has been a featured poet with the UPEI’s Diversity Office.
out of the witch’s mouth has a red linen weave cover with a clear vellum overleaf, with photo by Alessio Pieroni.