Fried Goldfinch

By Sarah Mead Wyman

Subjects: Poetry
Imprint: Distribution Partners
Paperback : 9781949933109, 94 pages, April 2021

A volume of lyric poetry including ekphrastic works, animal poems, life studies, and found objects.


A rough-sketched line, a tin's sharp edge

delineates the domain

of a lonely sardine who misses her erstwhile mates.

As oil soothes the rounded corners,

she awaits the cracker or cat's crunch.

— Excerpt from "Sardine"

Sarah Mead Wyman teaches comparative literature at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her poems have appeared in many publications including A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley, also published by Codhill Press. Her book Sighted Stones was published by Finishing Line Press in 2018.