I am pleased to share that Love Like Weeds is now available at Park Road Books in Charlotte!
I am grateful for my friend and fellow author Doris Thomas Browder who led me to finally get my book onto this shop’s shelves. Doris has recently released her first (and long overdue, in my opinion) chapbook, Searching for Maypops. I was honored to offer a blurb for this collection:
“In Searching for Maypops, Doris Thomas Browder delicately captures the beauty of the matter-of-fact. Though in plain language, these poems should not be mistaken for “simple”: Browder deftly employs economy to her advantage and writes volumes between the lines, making these poems rich despite the subject of poverty, and touching in the want of a mother’s embrace.”
Searching for Maypops is an award worthy collection. I have admired Doris’ writing for years, particularly in how she manages to say so much with so little and how she captures such poignant snapshots without sentimentality.
With that in mind, I am thrilled and honored to share the mic at Park Road Books on April 19th with Doris Thomas Browder and our mutual friend Kimberlyn Blum-Hyclak. (Kim, as I’ve mentioned before, is the author of In the Garden of Life and Death: a Mother and Daughter Walk, another beautiful collection. Both of these phenomenal women have their books available for purchase at Park Road Books as well. We will be reading selections from our books and possibly new work as well. Check out the Facebook event page for more details (no Facebook account necessary to view).