Erica Goss is the Poet Laureate for Los Gatos 2013-2014
"The blood jet is poetry and there is no stopping it." - Sylvia Plath
In WILD PLACE, poet Erica Goss travels through one woman's experience of life, death and nature at its most terrifying. Her poems are rooted in the landscape of the Santa Cruz Mountains, her home for the past 20 years, as well as her experience as the child of a World War II survivor. The dead and the living dwell side by side in this collection. Through it all, the poet's love for her family, home and the state of California, with all of its tarnished glamour, shines through.