Congrats to Laura Rodley. She has two new poetry books out this spring.
Counter Point by Prolific Press came out March 22. I had the pleasure of reading it (and blurbing it). It’s a pirate tale, which will “transport you to the North Atlantic in the early 1700s. Novelistic in scope, Counter Point uses scene, dialogue, and action-driven narrative. And like any good novel, this book introduces an unforgettable character, Marie, an ordinary girl . . . who learns to navigate the world with extraordinary fortitude.”
Also coming out recently is Turn Left at Normal by Big Table Publishing. Here is a snippet from how Patricia Lee Lewis describes it on Amazon: “From farmstead to oceanside, from desert to forest, from tragic loss of a mother, the bedside of a cherished friend, to delight in a grandchild’s learning to swim, these poems of Laura Rodley’s take us on sensual journeys of the heart. Poems rhyme, repeat in fixed form, fly wildly free; they swim to lake bottoms, escaping; they crash into sea drenched rocks.”
There is a double duty reading on April 15 at the Gill Montague Senior Center on 5th St in Turners Falls, MA, at 1 p.m. The reading is free, and wheelchair accessible.
The books are available from Amazon and local bookstores.
Laura Rodley has graciously let me feature her work often on this site. In addition to her photography and poetry, she writes feature articles for several publications, including Country Folks, CF Grower, Wine and Craft Beverage News.
She also frequently contributes poems to The New Verse News. Her latest (February 11) is “Day Runners.” Her poem “Resurrection” which appeared there in 2011 was awarded a Pushcart Prize.
I am so happy for Laura Rodley — Double congrats to this talented and diligent writer! Brava! Brava!
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