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What Still Matters

Johanna Ely

Johanna Ely is the sixth Poet Laureate of Benicia, California. This is her thoughtful take on what still matters after 3 years of Pandemic deprivation. Joahanna's poems are contructive and rooted in Nature, at their best a sort of dream reflection on what is still good in the world for all of us. "This collection by Johanna Ely is an invitation into our natural world and all its delicacies. This book speaks to the 'soft dark earth' and the 'calligraphy of winter.' There are vital questions in these pages. The poet asks us 'what if one day the trees in our town uprooted themselves?' And in these questions, there are journeys worth exploring. The poems in these pages resonate and in them you will find old fence lines, Japanese maples, origami flowers, a silver necklace missing a clasp, and a letter to Frida Kahlo. These poems will make backroads and bridges into your psyche. You will find 'a small sturdy boat' and will feel compelled and delighted to 'climb on board, without a map'." -Connie Post, Author of Prime Meridian and Between Twilight

Book Details

  • Publisher: Last Laugh Productions
  • Publish Date: Aug 16th, 2023
  • Pages: 118
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.25in - 0.37lb
  • EAN: 9798987520949
  • Categories: Women AuthorsAmerican - General

About the Author

Ely, Johanna: - Author Johanna Ely is the Poet Laureate Emerita of Benicia, California. She is the author of two chapbooks and one previous volume of full length poetry, "Postcards from a Dream" (Blue Light Press, 2020). She was the editor of the anthology "Light and Shadow" (Benicia Literary Arts, 2018) and has had a poem nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Editor Mary Eichbauer is editor-in-chief of Benicia Literary Arts, and author of "After the Opera" (Random Lane Press).
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