Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. The luminous tale of a writer's long love affair with an armful of books. In this gorgeous memoir Dawn Potter considers her personal relationship with the books she has read and reread over the course of her life—works by Leo Tolstoy, Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and many others. Weaving a daily life into a reading life, THE VAGABOND'S BOOKSHELF is a celebration of our deep yet mutable relationship to literature and the world. Excerpts from the THE VAGABOND'S BOOKSHELF have appeared in journals such as the Southern Review and the Threepenny Review. Dawn's previous memoir, Tracing Paradise: Two Years in Harmony with John Milton, won the 2010 Maine Literary Award for Nonfiction.
Dawn Potter directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching, held each summer at Robert Frost's home in Franconia, New Hampshire. She is the author or editor of seven books of prose and poetry. THE VAGABOND'S BOOKSHELF: A READER'S MEMOIR (Deerbrook Editions, 2016) is her latest prose collection, and Same Old Story, her most recent poetry collection, was a nominee for the 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry. Her memoir, Tracing Paradise: Two Years in Harmony with John Milton, won the 2010 Maine Literary Award in Nonfiction; and she has also received grants and fellowships from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Writer's Center, and the Maine Arts Commission. New poems and essays appear in the Beloit Poetry Journal, the Sewanee Review, the Threepenny Review, and many other journals in the United States and abroad.Author City: HARMONY, ME USA