River of Glass, my 96-page, complete
poetry collection is hot off the press and welcomed with great acclaim.
Here's what Jules Feiffer wrote about it. "Love and loss and wide-eyed
wonder. Ann McGovern sees so much and speaks volumes."
And poet Jane Hirshfield writes, "McGovern is a writer who keeps her
eyes open in every direction, letting in equally the light of
lived-through grief and lived-through joy."
Karen Swenson, another fine poet has this to say: "Ann McGovern doesn't
"make nice" with the bumps, bangs and miseries of life. She faces them
head on, staring them in the eye. Her wry tone, her wisdom and her
sleight of hand that makes words new and numinous will be warm comfort."
My new book can be yours for 15.95 (plus $2.00 for shipping and
handling). Checks can be made out to Ann
McGovern and sent to me at 30 East 62 Street, New York City 10065.
Please let me know how you want your book(s) inscribed.
You may know me as a children's book author of 55 books, including
Stone Soup. Writing poetry for adults is challenging, frustrating --
and vey satisfying. Readers of my poetry often tell me that they find my
poems moving and kooky -- and very real, not the rarified language that
most people associate with poetry. I hope you, too, like them.
My first book Bribing the Fortune Teller is in its third
printing. The poems are illustrated by my collage art. My second book,
won first prize in Artella's Contest. Drawing Outside the Lines
was my third book; Falling Off the Map, my fourth and now the
complete collection: River of Glass, is my fifth book. Click on
each title to read a sample of the poems in each book.
River of Glass is published
by Tiger Bark Press, a highly-regarded small press in Rochester, New
York. They publish one or two books a year, giving their publications
the best in content, design and printing.
30 East 62nd Street Apt 5C
New York, New York 10065