|Mercer University Press, 2011,|
in hardcover or paperback
Cover art by Clive Hicks-Jenkins
Design by Mary-Frances Glover Burt
This one is a riposte to Billy Collins, for writing a poem about taking off Emily Dickinson's clothes, a thing that is forbidden!
And this one is about the sad adventures of a nesting doll. It's a harsh, cruel world out there, full of unexpected powers.
Here is where I let it all hang out about being a Southerner in the bitter, snowy, lakeside winters of upstate New York. Do I always feel like this? Of course not! Snow is magical.
And this poem I wrote when my eldest child had meningitis--about the strong, sudden knowing that he would live, when things were at their worst.