At last! Alison Hicks' poetry collection You Who Took the Boat Out. We hit a snag yesterday in getting the media materials out, but we are happy to announce that they are out and we are proud of Alison's book.
It has been a beauty to work with. You can buy her book on Amazon (with 2-day shipping) or through our site.
Here's a bit about the collection:
A woman in middle-age takes a canoe out onto the water at night and must discern obstacles barely visible to keep her craft afloat. Her reward is a vision of stars transformed as they are reflected back through water. Her guide is the loon, whose red eye is capable of seeing underwater, and whose wail echoes and beckons. An adolescent whose mother has become ill must traverse the big country she finds inside herself to find a life worth living. A daughter mourns a father. In this collection, Alison Hicks looks beneath the surface of our emotional lives to murky shapes: the twists and turns we are unable to predict, the scrape of love and the experience of being lost, the whimsy of our fantasies, visitation by spirit guides of myth and legend, things we try to keep secret and yet seek to reveal, the hurt that has happened and the tasks to be undertaken.