Skating on the Edge of Time front cover
Poet Doreen Fitzgerald has followed her sterling debut collection Cake with this perfectly titled second volume of poems. The poems underline how slippery time is, how our own lives and the lives of those we love will eventually slide off its edge, skate though we will. Although death awaits us beyond the edge, she reminds you that while we skate there's a world to notice and enjoy--and laugh in.
"Cake is an enriching and fun collection of poetry by a skilled author and a genuinely loving human being." The New York Reader
Keillor has 'Cake'--reads it, too. Fitzgerald got the Garrison Keillor treatment this summer. On June 26, The Writer's Almanac host read her poem, "Dog Days" on his nationally broadcast public radio program. The poem is from her recently published book, Cake.
From Down Home to Up North
Velma Allen's family arrived in North America in 1630, settling in the northeast, though later moving to North Caroline. Her memoirs tell the tale of childhood on Grandfather Mountain in the early 20th century and the family's trek north to Lansing, Michigan, in 1929. Allen weaves together these two very different cultures and ways of living in a colorful and interesting tapestry.
An important slice of American history and an excellent read.