The words, "Living Above the Frost Line", mean much to me. Yes, that's the name of this site and yes, also the name of my new poetry collection. Living Above the Frost Line means the growing season lasts a little longer and it gives extended time to grow as a human and a little more time to grow poems.
The image in this photograph says that roses bloom until the hard freeze. Even if every tree in the forest has shed all of their leaves, this rose will bloom until the hard freeze.
It took some extra time. My book LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE: New and Selected Poems was published Carolina Wren Press. It’s the first book in their new Laureate Series.
And finally it’s time to seriously celebrate. Possibly you thought the publication already has been celebrated. It’s true a number of you bought a copy when the first copies arrived at the end of July. I remember each one of you who came to that book signing at Phillips and Lloyd Book Shop on the square. Thank you for buying my book. Now, I hope you will plan to help me celebrate.
Oct.13, 2010 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee With the Poets, Phillips and Lloyd Book Shop on the square in Hayesville. This will be my first reading of only poems from LIVING ABOVE THE FROST LINE.