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The Orchard Street Press is pleased to announce the release of RASP, a collection of poems of beauty and social awareness by Elaine Zimmerman of  Hamden, Connecticut.

Ginny Lowe Connors, author of Toward the Hanging Tree, writes: “The poems in Elaine Zimmerman’s vibrant collection, Rasp, do not shy away from disaster, and yet they are life-affirming.” In “Speaking Truth,” Zimmerman writes:

…then the simple

hope in things, large or small, comes around the corner

like the buck eating roses squarely in the road……

Connors continues: “The poems beautifully unveil what’s underneath, often unseen, but vital. Along with the vivid imagery and arresting scenes that characterize these poems, what makes them memorable is the great humanity they reveal.”

Maria Ochoa, author of Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence, notes: “Like honey on sandpaper, the aptly named Rasp is balm for the abraded spirit…Anyone desirous of socially-engaged, gracefully articulated, timely poetic expression crafted with compassionate artistry must read this book. Zimmerman’s poetics are a literary antidote for these viral times.”

Rasp is available, either online or through the mail, for $12 from:

The Orchard Street Press
P.O. Box 280
Gates Mills, Ohio 44040

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Website: orchpress.com



Sales price: $12.00