Conduit is a book of pared-down poems, graphically tracking a young woman’s journey from the lonely spaces of childhood to the creative, powerful realm of womanhood. Restrained and earnest, these poems grapple with the experiences of being a daughter, a mother, and a lover.
In ‘Bellwood’ the poet details her struggle for clarity:
‘she scrawls in her notebook as a swimmer, fearful, under water/ might search the opacity for a handhold, the roughness of rock./ She writes tentatively, as one standing up, walking to shore/ might feel mud and soft lake moss beneath her feet, yielding’.
Sarah Frost’s is a new, but refreshingly mature poetic voice.