WaterWrites brings together the words of sixty contemporary Hudson Valley poets and authors who have been inspired by the Hudson River. Through these insightful poems, memoirs, and essays, the reader is taken on a voyage that explores a wide range of experiences, moods and images that speaks of life on and near the Hudson.The volume traces the river's seasonal journey through times both good and bad from its source at Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondacks all the way to New York harbor. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of explorer Henry Hudson, who, in 1609, sailed up the "river that flows both ways," WaterWrites is a chorus of ongoing voices from past ad present who ave made the Hudson River part of their lives.
The book was created as part of the Hudson 400 Celebration, but we hope that it will stand for many years as a testament to those native people, explorers, immigrants turned locals, and visitors who made the river part of their lives, and ultimately, a place to call home.
WaterWrites is available through Codhill Press and through local and online bookstores.
Cover Photo by Morgan Gwenwald