The Orchard Street Press is very pleased to announce the release of Stronger When We Touch, the remarkable and engaging collection of letter-poems exchanged by Cathy Cultice Lentes and Wendy McVicker (both of Southeast Ohio) during the time of the Covid pandemic.
About Stronger When We Touch, Richard Hague, author of Public Hearings and its sequel Continued Cases, writes: “This heartfelt volume of letter-poems stands out among the many records—poems, essays, memoirs, stories—arisen during the quarantine times of the pandemic, not only intimate glances of constrained daily life, but reflections of the plight of mothers, wives, and children, the life challenges of achieving selfhood as women and writers, vividly aware of the woods, the seas, the flora and fauna of their world.”
Pauletta Hansel, author of Friend and Heartbreak Tree, notes: “These letter-poems are remarkable for both their intimacy and accessibility, reaching into the joy and pain of memory and speaking of the loss, uncertainty, and political unrest from which they grew, but always with the awareness of the miracles around us…”
Stronger When We Touch is available for $17 both online and via the mail from:
The Orchard Street Press
P.O. Box 280
Gates Mills, Ohio 44040