image1Like Summer Grass | a new book of poems

The poems in Like Summer Grass offer their tender recollections of a family from a mother who stands by, learning to let go of the children in the ordinariness of time—the house a bit untidy, cheerios on the breakfast table, daddy and husband on hand, hearts full—leaving us “with a memory/ of longer days/ and childhood rising.”
Carol Frost, author of Honeycomb

Stacy Barton weighs the newly won freedom of the empty nest against the profound guilt of letting go, “I stand aside, a necessary spectator/ to the miracle of your unveiling.” Not an enviable task for a mother of four and yet the results are equal parts awe and heartbreak.
Richard Peabody, editor, Gargoyle

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leaving facebook

September 30, 2014

i know. everyone tries it. but i turned 50 last week, if you didn’t notice, and i need all the time i have. i need all the words i have. suddenly there is less room for “likes” and “comments.” i guess it’s time to write something longer than a FB post or a 140 character tweet. (although i […]

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NEW BOOK of poetry – Like Summer Grass

June 25, 2014

my latest book…a chapbook of mamma poems…is finally here! my first “book launch” and reading party was canceled due to rain – please stay tuned for news of its rescheduling! in the meantime please order your copy here!  

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