Autumn in the Fields of Language: Poems
Jeanne Lohmann's new poetry collection celebrates the season of harvest, and the approach of year’s end; but the poems are also about the literary harvest of a poet who has garnered respect and admiration for her remarkable use of words. These poems are wise and reflective, and many of them are narrative and story-like, entertaining, full of sharp, clear memories of people, places, and important moments of joy from a rich, long life. Several of these poems say goodbye to some of life’s pleasures and skills, and to some fading memories, but there’s a sense of letting go with grace and gratitude, and of treasuring what remains. Here's an appreciation of calm, stillness, silence, emptiness. And in the end the harvest of autumn returns over and over to the life-long love of words. Words have given Jeanne Lohmann much to work with, and she has made the most of them.
Author: Jeanne Lohmann. Jeanne Lohmann's poems have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, and have been read on local and National Public Radio (Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac"). A poetry trail named after her is a dedicated part of the grounds at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington. In her early nineties, she continues to write, and is an active mentor in her local poetry community.
Publisher: Daniel & Daniel