The Orchard Street Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Sun’s Banquet Table by Suzanne Freeman of Ingram, Texas, winner of the 2017 Orchard Street Press Poetry Chapbook Contest.
The collection presents twenty-four exceptionally wrought poems that explore an amazing range of subjects, including: people whose lives have deeply touched the poet, simple yet profound encounters with nature, reflections on the details of everyday life that all too often pass unconsidered, and even the vagaries of living with impaired vision. Twenty-two of the book’s poems (which include titles like “If a Blind Woman Drowns,” “Learning to Live Here,” and “The Bodhisattva Wore a String Tie”) have previously been published in national journals such as The Kerf, Miramar, Nerve Cowboy, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, and Xanadu.
Suzanne Freeman lives “on the outskirts of the Milky Way in the Texas Hill Country,” where she is “an avid practitioner of internet avoidance.” Her poetry has appeared in many publications, not to mention “on friends’ refrigerator across the country.” Her fiction has appeared in Evening Street Review, and her novella, Omnibo, won the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize and was published by the Texas Review Press.
The Sun’s Banquet Table is available for $10 from The Orchard Street Press, P.O. Box 280, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040.
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