Poetry. How does one overcome the thought that "past failures dictate future performance"? Maureen Thorson's second book of poetry follows a couple as they put their separate histories behind them and create a new life together. In MY RESIGNATION, fragments of overheard dialogue, close observations of the changing seasons, and a wry sense of humor blend to narrate the transformation of doubts into certainties, as past heartbreak is set aside with this motto: "Proceed with caution, but always proceed."
Maureen Thorson is the author of the full-length poetry collections MY RESIGNATION (Shearsman Books, 2014) and APPLIES TO ORANGES (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), as well as a number of chapbooks, including Mayport, for which she was awarded the Poetry Society of America's national chapbook fellowship for 2006. Her work has appeared in journals including Columbia Poetry Review, Conduit, Exquisite Corpse, Hotel Amerika, LIT, The Hat, The Rumpus, and 6x6. Maureen is the poetry editor of Open Letters Monthly, an online critical review, and founded NaPoWriMo, an annual project in which poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.Author City: WASHINGTON, DC USA