Revisiting 'Sky Songs: Meditations On Loving A Broken World' On Tuesday's Access Utah

May 18, 2021

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“Sky Songs: Meditations on Loving a Broken World” is a collection of essays that takes inspiration from the ancient seabed in which Jennifer Sinor lives, an elemental landscape that reminds her that our lives are shaped by all that has passed through.

Beginning with the conception of her first son, which coincided with the tragic death of her uncle on an Alaskan river, and ending a decade later in the Himalayan home of the Dalai Lama, Sinor offers a lyric exploration of language, love, and the promise inherent in the stories we tell: to remember.

Writer, teacher, mother, and certified yoga instructor, Jennifer Sinor is the author of several books. “The Extraordinary Work of Ordinary Writing,” centers on the diary of her great, great, great aunt Annie Ray, a woman who homesteaded in the Dakotas in the late nineteenth century. Her memoir, “Ordinary Trauma,” a series of linked flash nonfiction, is a coming-of-age story about her military childhood during the late Cold War. Her essay collection, “Letters Like the Day,” returns to her love of women’s daily writing and takes inspiration from the letters of Georgia O’Keeffe. Jennifer Sinor is Professor of English at Utah State University.