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From now until supplies last order Hidden Seed by Laurel Mills, and we’ll also send her companion chapbook Rumor of Hope FREE!
Rumor of Hope was the winner of the 2012 Encircle Publications Chapbook Contest. This collection of poems is brave and poignant. Written from the perspective of a mother whose daughter has the the rare genetic condition 1p36 Deletion Syndrome, the poetic voice speaks to any nurturer, any parent, any caring soul. The reader is brought to the edge of metaphoric cliffs of chaos, love—and hope.
“These poems do not sugar coat the realities of caring for a grown daughter with a rare genetic condition. They are filled with essential details about the loving relationship a mother and grown daughter share. This collection will draw any reader into the world of this exceptional family. You will not be able to put it down!”
—Connie Post, Poet Laureate Emerita of Livermore, California; host of the Valona Deli Poetry Series; author of And When The Sun Drops (Finishing Line Press)
“What is it to be a child with special needs? And what is it to be her mother? In this prize-winning chapbook of powerful poems, Laurel Mills takes us through forty-some years of her daughter Beth’s life, from frightening seizures to anger outbursts that earn her time in locked wards, from prolonged childhood to halting words, from tricycle riding to carrying her own baby doll back to her imaginary husband, to group home living. Sometimes the sun forgets her, writes Mills, in these moving, sometimes humorous, sometimes terrifying poems; but her love for her daughter is as clear as her unflinching account of Beth’s difficulties and slow progress. Mills celebrates Beth’s delight in life on its own terms.”
—Robin Chapman, UW-Madison Professor Emerita of Communicative Disorders; author of Abundance (Cider Press) and the eelgrass meadow (Tebot Bach)
From now until supplies last order Marking the Bend by Steve Ausherman, and we’ll also send his chapbook Creek Bed Blue FREE!
Creek Bed Blue was a finalist in our 2011 Chapbook Competition.
“This volume of intimate poems is lucid, direct, and provocative. Ausherman is an exciting writer to read, and to read again.”
—Guy Cross, Publisher, THE Magazine, Santa Fe
“Ausherman writes about a boy’s life in America—before cell phones, before Xbox, before Facebook. He writes with invigorating detail … His poems are filled with the good smells of home-cooking, the squeak of bats, the cringe of discovering a bird carcass, the treasures in the creek-bed. Go there now, read it and remember.”
—Peter C. Leverich, Publisher/Editor, Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poems