a matter of voice

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a matter of voice

a matter of voice by Mary Hotlen of Rockford, Illinois is an Honorable Mention from this year’s Orchard Street Press Chapbook Contest. It is a collection of twenty-seven poems divided into six sections, engaging a wide range of topics drawn from a careful and exquisitely rendered view of human experience.


Ms. Hotlen’s attention to detail and her exceptional turn of metaphor help these poems both engage and enlighten, the real goal of all writing after all.


mary hotlen photoMary Hotlen writes poetry, essays, and short fiction. She is also the author of two nonfiction books. She enjoys experimenting with flash fiction, lyric essay, and prose poetry. Her poetry has appeared in many literary journals, including: Dream International Quarterly, Red River Review, Running Deer Press, Moon Journal, Earth’s Daughters, Green Hills Literary Journal, and Eastern Iowa Review.


a matter of voice is available for $10 from The Orchard Street Press; P.O. Box 280; Gates Mills, Ohio 44040.