The Uncertainty of Light
by Alana Saltz
Publication Date: 16 June 2020
Nightingale & Sparrow Press
The Uncertainty of Light explores how it feels to inhabit a body that is misunderstood.
Through lenses of the natural world, astronomy, science fiction, and pop culture, this evocative collection captures snapshots of a life with chronic illness while tapping into universal experiences of searching for meaning, seeking acceptance, and falling in love.
Readers will be taken on a journey across oceans and forests, night skies and city streets, dreams and nightmares. While examining urgent matters of life and death, these insightful poems pause to reflect on the deceptively small moments we tend to take for granted.
About the Author
Alana Saltz is a writer, freelance editor, and disability rights activist. She’s the founder and editor-in-chief of Blanket Sea, an arts & literary magazine that showcases disabled creators. Her essays have been published in The Washington Post, The LA Times, HuffPost, and Bustle. Her poetry has appeared in Occulum, Moonchild Magazine, LadyLibertyLit, Five:2:One, and more. Alana has lived with chronic illness since childhood. She currently resides in Tacoma, Washington, with her fiancé, beloved houseplants, and an impressive stuffed animal collection.