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2018 Blog Tours > July-Aug. Blog Tour: An EveryDay Thing by Nancy Richardson

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Serena (sagustocox) | 73 comments Mod
For July-August 2018, we have a new poetry collection available for review: An EveryDay Thing by Nancy Richardson. She has print books and possibly e-galleys available for review.

If you live in the United States or Canada, we can send you a print book.

Nancy is eager to have a mix of reviews, guest posts, and interviews for her blog tour this summer. We'd love to have you join us and help make her book a success. Cross-posting reviews on Amazon, GoodReads, and other platforms is always a plus for poets, so if you have that availability, we'd love to see those links in addition to your blog reviews.

About the Book:

Nancy Richardson’s poems concern coming of age in the rust-belt of Ohio during a period of decay of the physical and political structures that made the region once solid and predictable. Her poems chart the shifting of the foundations upon which a life is built and the unpredictability of events that have profound personal and political consequences, including the shootings at Kent State University.


“Without poetry there would be no history,” wrote Paz, and Nancy Richardson superb book is proof enough. Anchored in the tragic events of Kent State, but radiating out to examine other forms of violence and relationships, Nancy Richardson’s poems speak eloquently and superbly to our own times. To do this she counterpoints the “everyday” whether that be an apt observation or a family event and its unique quality. So for instance, in “Queen Anne’s Lace,” set suddenly in the midst all this, she understands its “Delicacy / in the midst of loss,” but does not stop there, rather moves on to what good poetry should do—heal—as she ends it by noting “these petals of silk, this snowflake of stars,” an image that lets us transcend but not avoid the real world she describes. This is an important book, deftly written, a must read.

–Richard Jackson, UTNAA Distinguished Professor of English, Vermont College

These terse, understated poems pack a great emotional punch. Unerringly, Nancy Richardson hits the mortal vulnerabilities and the socio-political ones. This book is a history of the grievous wastefulness of a post-WWII United States that in many ways has gone to hell; yet there is no accusation here. Rather, there is the poetry of what has been shattered—be it in a motorcycle accident or voter fraud or the Kent State killings—and cannot be put back together.

–Baron Wormser, Author of Tom o’ Vietnam and former Poet Laureate of Maine

Nancy Richardson‘s voice is clearly heard through this beautiful and insightful collection. She makes the ordinary extraordinary with her choice of rich images.

–Madeleine Kunin: Author of My Coming of Age: My journey through the Eighties

Purchase copies here from Finishing Line Press, comes out July 12: https://www.finishinglinepress.com/pr...

Please reply with 1-2 possible dates. If you have a guest post or interview in mind, send me your topic and questions for Nancy in advance of your scheduled tour date.

Let me know if you have questions. Please email poeticbooktours@gmail.com

Serena (sagustocox) | 73 comments Mod
There are 2 spots still open on this tour for reviews. Let me know if you’re interested

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