*Brand New Review of The Night Marsh*


Thanks to a “Congratulations” message from a former acquaintance who lives in Northern New Jersey (my previous home territory), I learned that a good review of The Night Marsh appeared in a number of local papers, yesterday. She helped me track it down on-line.  Here’s the notice I sent to my publisher, WordTech Editions:


Penny Harter’s The Night Marsh, is reviewed by Sherie Schmauder in “Out & About,” an Art & Leisure section published by Recorder Community Newspapers. These papers include: The Madison Eagle, The Observer Tribune, Bernardsville News, Morris News Bee and others.

And here’s the link to the review:


I am grateful that Sherie Schmauder chose to review my book, and I hope it results in some sales.  So, between The Beastie Book having gone to the printer; the forthcoming 25th anniversary edition of The Haiku Handbook coming out in Japan in November, and in the states in the spring; and several other publication-related projects in the works, things are going well. I know Bill would be (and is) so pleased.

About penhart

I am a poet and writer, published widely in journals and anthologies, and my literary autobiography appears as an extended essay in "Contemporary Authors." My poems have recently appeared in "Rattle" ,"Tiferet," and "U.S. 1 Worksheets". Work has also appeared in "The Valparaiso Poetry Review," and "Umbrella." Recent books include 'One Bowl" (2012); "Recycling Starlight" (2010); and "The Night Marsh" (2008).. Earlier collections include "Along River Road"; "Lizard Light: Poems From the Earth"; and "Buried in the Sky." My illustrated alphabestiary for children, "The Beastie Book," was published in the December, 2009, by Shenanigan Books. I have won three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as awards from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the first William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for my work in the anthology "American Nature Writing 2002." I was invited to be a "featured poet" and read at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival, and was awarded a residency / fellowship for January, 2011, at VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts." I live in the South Jersey shore area, and work as a visiting poet in the schools through programs sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and various other agencies. I'm still fairly new at blogging and hope to add more graphics, etc., as I learn more.
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2 Responses to *Brand New Review of The Night Marsh*

  1. Congratulations on the lovely review of The Night Marsh! It’s a pleasure to hear that you’ve got The Beastie Book off as well, and that the 25th anniversary edition of the Haiku Handbook is in the works. It’s not easy to pick up your work and go on without Bill’s physical presence, I know, but good for you for walking forward nonetheless.

    • penhart says:

      Thanks, Susan, for your congratulations and cheering me on. Many good things have been coming my way these months since Bill’s death, and I am grateful for the blessings in my life. Grieving is hard work, and certainly not a linear process, but on the whole I continue to heal. My writing my way through grief has certainly helped. I do know Bill would want me to use my talents, find joy, and celebrate life whenever and wherever I can.

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