Please join us for an evening of poetry with Donna Marie Merrit as she shares her book,”Her House and Other Poems” at 7:00 p.m. on Friday April 25th.
About the book:
Her House is a culmination of fine observation. Donna Marie Merritt reflects on those details that so often pass by undetected, yet play an enormous part in our lives. Along the way we examine our fragile bargain with nature—and how close we are to chaos when nature reminds us just who is in charge. Long countryside walks, a good glass of wine, family and friends, growing older… all these Merritt celebrates with gratitude, prompting us to truly see what surrounds us, reminding us that memory is precious and sweet.
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About the author:
Donna Marie Merritt is the author of Her House and Other Poems (2013, Stairwell Books). She is also the author of the Poetry for Tough Times series: What’s Wrong with Ordinary? Poems to Celebrate Life (2012), Cancer, A Caregiver’s View (2011), and Job Loss, A Journey in Poetry (2010), all from Avalon Press. Donna’s work has appeared in magazines, school reading programs, and American Library Association’s Book Links. Her poems have been included in several anthologies: Caduceus, volumes 9 and 10, by the Yale Medical Group (2012, 2013); Olives, Now and Then: poems in honor of Donald Hall by the Connecticut Poetry Society (2011); and Dear One: A Tribute to Lee Bennett Hopkins by the National Council of Teachers of English (2009). In addition, Donna is the author of 15 math and science books for children.