The Orchard Street Press is pleased to announce the release of Gwen and the Big Nothing, an engaging and wonderfully imaginative new chapbook from Mary Ann Honaker of Beaver, West Virginia.
As Chad Parenteau, author of Patron Emeritus and emcee for the long-standing Stone Soup Poetry open mic in Boston, notes:
“Honaker’s Gwen seems to aspire to be as majestic and mysterious as the Lady of the Lake while as unseen and enigmatic as the Loch Ness monster. With desires as unreasonable as they are wondrous, Gwen, by book’s end, remains as unknown as when we started reading. Whether her life ever continues on the page or not, Honaker has done her job, leaving us to fill in the blanks, which is what often happens with any worthy mythology.”
About the author:
Mary Ann Honaker is the author of It Will Happen Like This (YesNo Press, 2015) and Becoming Persephone (Third Lung Press, 2019). Her work has appeared in Calamus Journal, Drunk Monkeys, Euphony, Juked, Little Patuxent Review, Off the Coast, Rattle.com, Van Gogh’s Ear, Quiet Diamonds, and elsewhere and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Mary Ann holds an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University. She currently lives in Beaver, West Virginia.
Gwen and the Big Nothing is available for $12, checks to The Orchard Street Press.