Laura Johanna Braverman
Laura J. Braverman is a writer and artist. Her poetry has appeared in journals including Levure Litteraire, Live Encounters, and Sky Island Journal, and is forthcoming in the anthology Awake in the World, Volume II by Riverfeet Press. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and studied poetry and essay at Stanford University, Bennington College, and the New School. She lives in Lebanon with her family.
Salt Water is a vital current, murky at times, often clear, which reveals the depths of earth and irrigates the human heart. It is a current, like blood, which has circulated through California, Austria, London, Beirut and elsewhere—so the journey of this wonderful collection is constructed—and it is fitting that it wends its way to Paris, where I am, that it soothes and eases my wounds, because Salt Water is a work of loss and restoration . . . a potent work on the melancholy of the world, and of countries traversed that are as much geographical as interior: childhood, fear, solitude, motherhood.
At its core, Salt Water is a river of love. At once turbulent and still. Indispensable for those who seek to navigate life.
-from the foreword by Grégoire Delacourt