The work of Barbara Bald was recommended by two separate NH poets.
"What kind of courage does it take to face end-of-life decisions? How do you keep your dignity when losses mount up, energy declines? The answers to these and other questions can be found between the lines in Barbara Bald’s chapbook, Running on Empty. You may not have thought nursing homes are a place for your own introspection, but the 26 poems in this book could convince you." --Beth FoxNH poet Beth Fox has been active in the NH poetry scene for 4 years. In 2013, she received recognition in the Center of the Arts contest on the topic, Wild and Wonderful. She has been published in The Poet’s Touchstone, The Seacoast Anthology, Avocet and The 2010 Poets Guide to NH: More Places, More Poets.
"Drive-Through Window by Barbara Bald (Walch Printing, 2012) is an immensely readable and moving book of poetry. It reaches out to us with a unique voice that bridges the distance between the natural and the emotional world. Bald writes with honesty and great poignancy about growing up, growing older, risks, regrets, and second chances. She asks us to look more closely at those life passages that affect all of us, and she encourages us to experience the journey's challenges with her." -- Charlotte CoxCharlotte Cox is a writer from Laconia, NH. Her poems have appeared in the 2008 and 2010 Poets' Guide to New Hampshire, The Poets' Touchstone, and two forthcoming collections The Widow's Handbook and Piscataqua Poems: A Seacoast Anthology. Articles have been published in Library Journal, Public Libraries, New Hampshire To-Do, and Seacoast Living.
This post is part of our celebration of National Poetry Month 2013 for which I asked New Hampshire poets and booksellers to recommend books of poetry by Granite State poets. These titles are generally available from local booksellers and may be held in public libraries as well.