Besides wine, one of our passions is the written word. To marry these two pursuits, we decided to curate and publish our first collection of poetry, just in time for the remaining weeks of National Poetry Month. Our small poetry booklet (we just learned that the fancy term for this is chapbook) contains the work of 8 Northern California poets. Thanks so much to our friend Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet for not only lending us a fantastic poem from her forthcoming collection Tulips, Water, Ash; but also for being the poetic ambassador for the project. Because of Lisa we were introduced to the work of the other amazing poets in our collection.
Here is an excerpt from Lisa’s poem “The Secret Lives of Objects,” featured in our collection:
My friend, the engineer, sees hurt machines
—a car grinding its gears, a discarded vise—
and aches. He knows what they know.
The rusted fan, the flea-market eggbeater
share all innocent objects’ silence. They speak,
are heard, only through us; need us
Like our wine, the Waits-Mast Poetry Collection 2009 is a very limited release, with only 100 numbered copies available with wine purchase. Get your copy while they last. They’re available to customers who purchase 2 bottles or more (so they can fit in the box!). If you’re a San Francisco local and just want to buy one bottle of wine, then you can grab yourself a booklet if you pick up your wine from the winery.
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