Three Reviews of My 2010 Chapbook, “Recycling Starlight”

I am grateful for the following thoughtful and caring insights by Joseph Hutchinson, Bruce Ross, and Jane Reichhold (respectively) into my work in Recycling Starlight. (And to my publisher and editor, Ce Rosenow, at Mountains and Rivers Press, along with the designer, Jonathan Greene and Ed Rayher at Swamp Press, who together produced such a beautiful book.) My writing these poems certainly played a huge part in my healing from great loss as I processed my journey through grief during the first eighteen months following my husband, William J. (Bill) Higginson’s death.

Here are the reviews:

Recycling Starlight, has been reviewed at The Perpetual Bird:;

in Haibun Today posted in Volume 4, Number 4, December 2010:

and in Lynx: (please scroll down).


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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