Poetry takes work – poetry is work – and it’s also a house filled with windows, enabling the poet to look outward and the reader to look inward. Two recent collections underscore both points.
I’m always looking for stories about poetry at work, and invariably finding them. And I found quite a few in Nurses Who Love English (2013) by Paula Marie Coomer. I found quite a few other things as well.
Coomer is a poet, novelist, and essayist. She’s previously published a poetry collection, Devil at the Crossroads (2006) and a chapbook, Road, containing one poem. Her novel Dove Creek was published in 2011, the same year she published a collection of short stories, Summer of Government Cheese. She’s even written a memoir about food and published a cookbook based on the memoir.
To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.