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:;

or for a free download of the book at: .

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:

And here is Tracy’s web site should you want to contact her:

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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