Released February 2016
Postcards from Here is a capturing of a community, a harsh and beautiful place, a family, and the internal experience of its author in the form of micro-essays. The book takes on the realities of rural New England life, the moments and details that stitch a community together, the politics of being gay and divorced in such a place, and the visceral details of raising children, gardening, porcupines, travel, marriage, and other hazards of living. Written in a coastal community at the eastern edge of the United States, this book works to transcend the Maine depicted on touristy postcards by crafting missives its rural residents might really send – what true stories this place and its people have to tell. The individual pieces in Postcards tell stories that are both intensely personal and entirely communal in scope, and as a collection they create a portrait of one person’s attempt to do a good job at this business of being human.
Reviews and author interviews:
- Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Review by Cate Hennessey
- Brevity Magazine Blog, Two-part review by Alexis Paige. Part One, Part Two
- The Rumpus, Interview by Sarah Einstein
Join me for the first-ever public reading of my first-ever book. Come to Porter Memorial Library. I’ll read from the book, answer questions, and we’ll all have some refreshments. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and I’ll have a signing pen with me. Join me!
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There’s a book coming in June 2016. Penny’s manuscript, Postcards from Here, has been accepted for publication and will be released by Vine Leaves Press. Stand by for further updates!!...Read More »