One of my NEOMFA classmates has a new book out with Ohio publisher Bottom Dog Press. Karen Kotrba’s She Who is Like a Mare is a well-crafted collection of narrative poems in different voices that tell the story of the Frontier Nursing Service in rural Kentucky. FNS was the brainchild of Mary Breckenridge, a fierce and practical heiress hell bent on making a difference in the world. We’ll discuss this book (with the author!) over chai Tues. 5 Feb., 7:00, at the Lemon Grove.
Our March book will be What We Ask of Flesh by Remica Bingham, newly out with Etruscan Press. Remica will read in Youngstown on Tues. 19 Feb. at 7:00 in the McDonough Museum of Art. Pick up your signed copy of these sensuous, sentient poems, then join us for a discussion and a swig of Youngstown’s own Rust Belt ale on Tues. 5 March, 7:00, at the Lemon Grove.