Living off the grid in small-town middle America, capturing scenes of survival and reckoning, and examining family and personal histories are recurring themes in Jan Chronister's full-length poetry collection "CAUGHT BETWEEN COASTS." The "coasts" map birth and death, brother and sister, child and parent, along the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior where Chronister has lived. Poems address being a daughter, mother, and woman while inviting readers to consider honestly how these roles shape our lives. Called a "memorable collection" by Peggy Trojan, author of "Essence, Homefront: Childhood Memories of WWII" and "Free Range Kids," and endorsed as "a poetic kaleidoscope," this volume of short poems, spoken in pure language, is a multicolored story of the poet's life... Warm, honest, often humorous, solid.
|Publisher:||Clover Valley Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)|
About the Author
Jan received the Diane Glancy Award for Poetry from Bemidji State University. Twelve of her poems were published as collaborations with printmakers by the Northern Printmakers Alliance in Duluth, Minnesota.
She founded the "Thunderbird Review" in 2013 while teaching writing at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Minnesota.
Now retired, Jan continues to teach poetry workshops and plan poetry events. She currently serves as president of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and lives in the woods near Maple, Wisconsin, with her husband and a geriatric cat.
More about Jan Chronister and her work can be found at www.janchronisterpoetry.wordpress.com.