I’ve been tied up with post-production on a work-in-progress documentary project (more about this at another time), but I wanted to share the joy I received today when I found this literary inventory amid the pile of Amazon packages strewn in the lobby of my apartment building. Dreaming of Lemon Trees: Selected Poems is available from Finishing Line Press.
This full-length collection of poems is a combination of three previously published chapbooks—Outskirts of Intimacy (Flutter Press, 2010; second edition 2017), Vestiges (Alabaster Leaves Publishing/Kelsay Books, 2012) and In Pursuit of Infinity (Finishing Line Press, 2013). The work covers many years of my life and is comprised of narrative, confessional and philosophical poems, written in free-verse style, with a focus on identity, masculinity, family, romance, illness and death.
And I must admit it was fun to rip open the box, pull out a copy and thumb through the pages. It gave me a feeling of accomplishment to see all those poems bound in book form.
4 thoughts on “Books Arrive”
It’s beautiful, Francis! Congratulations!
Thanks so much Sarah. I appreciate it. I hope your WIP is going well! Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Thank you! WIP is happening! I actually have two on the go: one I am polishing and the other I am first drafting. Keep your fingers crossed for me!
That sounds great Sarah. Wishing you the best of luck with your projects in 2020.