Friday, August 10, 2007

My Talented Kin


FootHills Publishing is pleased to announce the release of
"The Wild Twist of Their Stems" a collection of poems by Carol Graser.

(Ordering information below)




Carol Graser is an alumnus of Binghamton University where she studied
under Milton Kessler. Her poetry has appeared in many literary, parenting
and locals arts publications. She organizes and hosts a monthly poetry
reading series at Saratoga Springs' historic Caffe Lena. Begun in 2003,
these popular readings have featured an exciting range of poets from
across the country. She performs her work at many poetry venues around the
state as well as at anti-war rallies and other community events.
Originally from Plattsburgh, NY, she now lives with her family at the
southern end of the Adirondacks in Galway.


From the Book:

THE WILD TWIST OF THEIR STEMS

Like two fresh Buddhas they sit
on the top bunk, conspiring play
two Believers
two Thin Air Breathers
scalps closer to roof tops
than mine ever is

She bubbles in like a bent-leg dancer
a flesh splasher
I'm the never-let-you-go catcher
but I always let her go

He's the larger and climbs on his own
down to the rough rug, plant of our feet
He's the bold spirited leaper I apprenticed with

I live like a gardener
doggedly tending the wild twist of their stems
fending off what I can of disease
It is impossible work
rooted where they are
and though their beauty demands more strength than I lately possess
still I persist
in refusing to abandon the effort



The Wild Twist of Their Stems
is a 68 page hand-sewn book with spine - $14.00

For more information, a picture of the book or
to order on-line go to:

Foothills Publishing

To order through mail send total price plus $1.75 Shipping and Handling
($2.25 in Canada; $3.25 other countries) for each address sent to.
(NYS Residents please add $1.12 Sales Tax per book)

Send orders to:

FootHills Publishing
PO Box 68
Kanona, NY 14856

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this Tom! It's not available from the publisher until September 6, though. I will have it available for orders through me next week, cgraser@nycap.rr.com. Thanks again
--Carol

Melissa said...

Who's that on the book cover?

Catnap40 said...

Austen, the second craziest Graser, my sister's youngest. The photo, I have been told was taken by a 12-year-old friend who is pretty good with a camera.. he was climbing the tree too, at the time.