In recognition of World Poetry Day (March 21) and National Poetry Month (April), we’re offering one copy of Hand on My Heart (Anara Guard) and one copy of Red Thread Through a Rusty Needle (Gay Guard-Chamberlin) for $15. (Purchasing the books separately is $30.) You may request signed copies by adding a note to your order.
Deeply personal and sensual, Hand on My Heart sympathetically plumbs the depths of memory and imagination. Here you will find poems inspired by the Wizard of Oz, fallen giraffes, Mason jars; laments and praise; what may be love, and what is most certainly love.
The reader of Red Thread Through a Rusty Needle is presented with the voices of crows and of a broom; a portrait of the park as it closes for the night; memories of girlhood; and those “regulars,” regret and dread, who insist on showing up. Three of the poems won prizes for humor, social conscience and Chicago poetry in the 2019 Poets & Patrons Contest.