The Poetry of Mary K O'Melveny



6 Books to Read in June 2022 

By Jane Kinney-Denning and Emma Cariello

Hudson Valley Women’s Writing Group
Mediacs Books, $19.95, 2022


In their second anthology, the members of the Hudson Valley Women’s Writing Group offer their perspectives on topics like memory, nature, and COVID-19.

In one story, to pass the time teachers make a game out of picturing speakers at

a dull superintendent’s meeting naked. A narrator in a poem pictures herself as a refrigerator and God as a hungry teenage boy looking for a snack. All the guns in the world suddenly jam, and only shoot for women. The poetry and prose range from funny to melancholic, reminiscing on the past, musing on the present, and speculating about the future. 



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