JOY STREET: Poems ~Laura Foley
“Who would have thought poems about dead husbands, distanced fathers, and social awkwardness could evoke such a sense of hope, and even laughter?…this is the magic of Laura Foley’s latest collection of poetic narratives.” (-Joni B. Cole, author of Toxic Feedback, Helping Writers Survive and Thrive. From promotion material)
Over an omelet and toast Clara’s made for us, I
ask if she minds my morning silence, a time when spirit composes,
and if I listen quietly enough, I hope my pen will
translate its music for my mind.
Clara says we’re listening to a symphony of us,
with a bridge between our solos.
I have read this little book with its lovely verses a number of times.
JOY STREET poems are about life and love with sorrow, laughter, and cancer; illuminating love.
TLC Book Tours sent me this lovely – de light full PDF e-book for review. I do so enjoy a good poem. Thank you
I highly recommend this book even if you do not read a poem a day.
About the author:
Laura Foley is the author of four poetry collections. The Glass Tree won the Foreword Book of the Year Award, Silver, and was a Finalist for the New Hampshire Writer’s Project, Outstanding Book of Poetry. Her poems have appeared in journals and magazines including Valparaiso Poetry Review, Inquiring Mind, Pulse Magazine, Poetry Nook, Lavender Review, and in the anthology, In the Arms of Words: Poems for Disaster Relief. She won Harpur Palate’s Milton Kessler Memorial Poetry Award and the Grand Prize for the Atlanta Review’s International Poetry Contest. She lives on a woody hill in South Pomfret, Vermont with her partner Clara Gimenez and their three dogs. Please visit her website for book information or more poems: laurafoley.net. (from the TLC tour page)