About the Author
Heather Saunders Estes grew up in a small New England town and now lives in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. The blue jays look different, but crows are the same. Fog has replaced winter snow. She transitioned to poetry in 2017 from her long-term career as CEO of Planned Parenthood Northern California. Her writing is inspired by experiences as a social worker and activist, as well as early studies in ceramics and elementary art teaching. Poetry is laughter, reflection, appreciation, and a call to action. She lives with her professor-writer husband of 45 years, and their biologist-writer daughter lives nearby. Inner Sunset is her debut book of poetry.
This book is full of lyricism, animist and mystical often, about the natural world of ocean, trees, fog, birds, insects, and yet, surprisingly and vividly anchored in the city, the house, through windows, walks and wide open eyes. It rewards reading and rereading, as its full context enriches and widens.