RECENTLY PUBLISHED BY CODHILL PRESS:
“AN APPLE IN HER HAND”
I am a co-author of this collection featuring poetry, memoir, short stories by members of The Hudson Valley Women’s Writing Group (that’s me and my six creative writing colleagues listed on the cover).
Our Writing Group's Website is:
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A recent review that appeared on the Writing in a Woman's Voice Blog: "New Anthology of Women’s Writing From Codhill Press Wins Praise"
What a delight to read these women as they make magic out
of the ordinary, turning apples into witches and housewives
at Loehmann’s into Greek goddesses; evoke the lost worlds
of trolleys and Homeric Greece; call forth the elemental
forces of geysers and the faithful mating habits of bald eagles;
and celebrate the stubborn resistance of staying alive. Like
Vermeer’s Lady Writing in the poem of that title by Jan Zlotnik
Schmidt, each of these women looks at the world with “a
gaze penetrating centuries/ A woman writing and waiting/
Stories poised to be told …” It’s our fortune as readers to be the
recipients of those stories.
– Carol Goodman, best-selling author of
The Lake of Dead Languages and the Mary Higgins Clark
award-winning The Widow’s House.
’. . . you must not eat from the tree of knowledge (Genesis 2:17),’but the woman hungered to know. She ate the fruit—the apple, the pomegranate. With each bite, she was transformed — she took in the sweetness of joy and savored resilience. She spit out the bitterness of silence.
So too, these wisdom women, these women who bear witness to the power of knowing even when it might have been easier to remain ignorant, or as some might say innocent.
–Kate Hymes, Wallkill Valley Writers, Workshop Leader,
Poet, and Writing Consultant
Seven wonderful women writers—honest, serious, seasoned, and articulate—tell us so much of what they know in this memorable collection of stories, poems, and truth. What they write will make their readers happy.”
–Esther Cohen, Writer and Teacher