Featured Book WHOSE NAMES HAVE SLIPPED AWAY – 2016 poems by Kathy Nelson
Finishing Line Press announces the publication of Whose Names Have Slipped Away, a chapbook of poems by Kathy Nelson.
Whose Names Have Slipped Away, published by Finishing Line Press, is poet Kathy Nelson’s second chapbook collection of poems. The poems in this collection are meditations on nature observed through the lens of relationship and through the universal experience of impermanence.
Poet Tina Barr says that “Kathy Nelson’s work ministers to the deep places within us; she explores difficult interpersonal arenas with conviction and courage.” Editor and poet Nancy Dillingham calls Kathy Nelson’s poems “brilliant distillations of moments in nature … (that) mirror, and become metaphor for, the eternal struggles between daughters and mothers.”
Kathy Nelson is a poet living in Asheville, NC. The music of words has enthralled her from the beginning. Although she has advanced degrees in several disciplines, including literature, engineering, and theology, and has worked in widely varying fields, including teaching, telecommunications, and hospice chaplaincy, poetry has been the thread through all of them. She has felt both fed and ignited by the poetry of Jane Hirschfield, Marie Howe, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Wendell Berry, Tina Barr and many others. Like many poets, Kathy finds that writing is a way of integrating and understanding her experience and is, therefore, essential. Her poems have appeared in numerous print and online journals.
The cover art for Ms. Nelson’s new book features a photograph taken by her father in the 1960s.
Finishing Line Press is a poetry publisher based in Georgetown, Kentucky. In addition to the Chapbook Series, it publishes the New Women’s Voices Series and sponsors the Finishing Line Press Open Chapbook Competition. Finishing Line Press and editor Leah Maines were featured in both the 2001 and 2002 Poet’s Markets.
Publication Date: October, 2016
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