Join poet, Laura Jan Shore at Warner Library in Tarrytown on Monday, the 14th of May at 7 pm. She will be reading from her latest collection of poetry, Water over Stone , winner of the coveted IP PICKS Best Poetry 2011 award from Brisbane publisher, Interactive Press as well as some of her most recent poems.
Laura, who grew up in Tarrytown, migrated to Australia to be close to her grandchildren in 1996.? Her poems explore the people and landscape of both the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia and the Hudson Valley.
Author of YA novel, The Sacred Moon Tree, Bradbury Press, NY,1986, which was nominated for the Washington Irving Children's Book Award, Laura’s poetry has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies in the US, New Zealand, Italy and Australia over 30 years. ?Her first poetry collection, Breathworks, was published in 2002.
About Water over Stone , poet and novelist, Cate Kennedy has said, Shore's mind is awake, always, to the lyrical potential of an ordinary moment and the consolations of memory and old friendships, awake to the satisfactions and losses that stop us in our tracks. The diverse poems in this collection are meditative and thoughtful, full of the layered details of a life richly lived.
Poet Les Wicks has commented, Throughout this book there's a tactile empathy, the joy of loss, hands in the soil and the reckless flight of salt into matzo-ball soup. Beasts and feasts, heart in dialogue with mind. This is a rich empathic exploration across five generations and a lifetime of lives. Shore paints her portraits with style and vitality.