• Penny Harter

Recommending a Fine Poetry Collection

I’d like to pass an invitation from Tracy Koretsky, a friend and fine poet,  to contact her for either a 108-page-perfect-bound paperback copy of her first collection of free verse, Even Before My Own Name, for only $5.00 (which will cover the cost of printing and shipping) at:

http://www.tracykoretsky.com/EBMON/html/order_paperback.html;

or for a free download of the book at:

http://www.tracykoretsky.com/EBMON/html/free_e-book_.html .

The widely-published poems in this collection have earned prizes ranging from haiku to prose poem, including two Pushcart nominations. Tracy’s Japanese genre-related work has appeared in Acorn, Haibun Today, Haiga Online, Lynx, Moonset, SimplyHaiku, tiny words and more. These poems, written over the course of more than twenty years, constitute a powerful and moving collection that really holds together in terms of sequence. Their styles range from haiku to prose poems, with an accompanying range of emotional timbre, and I admire her skillful use of these different genres. In strong and energetic poems, she brings the powerful truths of her childhood world to light, and to life. She reveals times, places, and persons—some happy, some sad, and some even ugly and frightening. She gives us that love / hate/ fear thing that goes on with parents, and the intense inner landscape of the child and young woman she once was. And she not only captures her younger selves, but also, in the last poems, brings us into her present life. It’s a stunning book!

Also, as one who has recently been exploring the haibun form, I recommend your visiting the following URL on the blog Haibun Today:

http://haibuntoday.blogspot.com/2008/01/tracy-koretsky-on-hill-over-haifa.html.

And here is Tracy’s web site should you want to contact her: http://wwwTracyKoretsky.com.

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