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Book Titles & Blurbs:
Phases of the Moon, Gail Braune Comorat
"The poems in Gail Comorat's Phases of the Moon are drenched in the veiled light of the past. Longing–the Portuguese saudade–runs through them like a golden thread, creating a world that is not just yearned for but brought back to life through Comorat's vivid imagery and precise language. There's only one way to describe how reading these poems made me feel: young again.
–Sue Ellen Thompson, editor of The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and winner of 2010 Maryland Author Award.
In Search of Warm Breathing Things, Katherine Gekker
"Katherine Gekker has such a deft and musical touch with language that the most profound and aching moments in this book may catch you by surprise. Then you realize you are in the hands of a master of balance. No matter how dark the material here, the author’s wise and lyrical voice is a kind of assurance, a precious reminder that the beauty all around us is worth celebrating, even as it falls away."
— Rose Solari, author of The Last Girl and A Secret Woman
Walking the Sunken Boards, Gail Braune Comorat & Jane Miller
Walking the Sunken Boards is "A remarkable collaboration among four poets who share visits to a common muse--the "brief haven" of a farmhouse in a tucked-away cove on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Here they weave worries, joys, moments and memories into falling and rising and staying afloat through changing tides...Truly inspired--and inspirational work."
--Meredith Davies Hadaway, author of At the Narrows.
The Wild Side of the Window, Irene Fick
“The poems in Irene Fick’s The Wild Side of the Window are artful, compact and often funny, even when contending with grim subject matter like cancer or divorce. Fick isn’t afraid to make herself vulnerable, or to write unsentimentally about things that are sad — but for all the losses that they record, these poems aren’t about death; they’re about lived experience seen in hindsight, and life relished in the moment.”
--James Arthur, author of Charms Against Lightning and The Suicide’s Son
Gail Braune Comorat is a founding member of Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild, and author of Phases of the Moon, and a co-author of Walking the Sunken Boards. Her work has appeared in Gargoyle, Grist, Mudfish, Philadelphia Stories, and The Widows’ Handbook. She lives in Lewes, Delaware where she teaches poetry and grief writing classes.
Irene Fick’s second collection, The Wild Side of the Window (Main Street Rag), received first place from the National Federation of Press Women (2018) as did The Stories We Tell (The Broadkill River Press, 2014). Her poems have been published in such journals as Gargoyle, Poet Lore, The Broadkill Review, Philadelphia Stories, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Mojave River Review and The Delmarva Review. She lives in Lewes, Delaware.
Katherine Gekker’s poems have appeared in Little Patuxent Review, Delmarva Review, Broadkill Review, Apple Valley Review, and elsewhere. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Glass Lyre Press published her poetry collection, In Search of Warm Breathing Things, in 2019. Gekker founded a commercial printing company in 1974 and sold it 31 years later. When not writing, she practices piano.
Jane C. Miller’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals including Colorado Review, American Journal of Poetry and Iron Horse Literary Review. She won first prize in the 11th annual Naugatuck River Review narrative poetry contest and is the recipient of a fellowship grant in literature from the Delaware Division of the Arts. She is co-author of the poetry collection Walking the Sunken Boards (Pond Road Press, 2019).