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KAY BOSGRAAF, The Fence Lesson: Poems
Kay's latest collection of poems focuses in part on her growing up on a celery farm in western Michigan, an area near the shores of Lake Michigan and settled by Dutch immigrants. Greatly influencing her poetry are her experiences there, surrounded by more than one hundred relatives. This new book also includes poems with a socio-politico point of view, and poems about love and its complications.
She now lives in Durham, North Carolina. After a life-time of being a professor of English, she spends her time writing and teaching Creative Writing as an adjunct professor at area colleges and universities.
MICHAEL HETTICH, To Start An Orchard: Poems
"Written, with extraordinary empathy, this is a book about vanishment: of dreams and fathers, of love and animals and birds. Look carefully at the glinting lights he paints. Like everything beautiful, they will be gone before you know it." —Lola Haskins, author of How Small, Confronting Morning.
Michael Hettich was born in Brooklyn, New York. He lives with his family in Black Mountain, North Carolina. He has published over a dozen books and chapbooks of poetry, and his work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies.
DONNA LOVE WALLACE, Between the Stones
Her debut poetry chapbook about her personal experience with breast cancer.
Kay Bosgraaf’s poetry reflects her emotional and intellectual reactions to the stages of life; to childhood, marriage, parenting, teaching, and growing older; and to the natural world. This new book also includes poems with a socio-politico point of view, and poems about love and its complications.
Michael Hettich is one of our best and most necessary poets because his dreamlike stories remind us how little we truly see and how often we sleep through the day's deep revelations. This collection--so tightly choreographed and flawlessly written--is like a long poem that shines brighter with each turn of the page.