Poetry. In A SATISFACTORY DAUGHTER, Jane Julius Honchell celebrates the legacy of family, the slow revolution of the seasons, and the sense of order she finds in structures of all kinds. Like candid snapshots, the short poems in this collection create evocative images that bring all our senses into play. Jane confesses that words and their sounds obsess her, and her pleasure in their multiple possibilities is evident in every poem. True to her belief that laughter is our saving grace, she uses flashes of ironic humor as a counterpoint to her darker poems. Above all, like Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman, this poet insists that "attention must be paid," even to the seemingly insignificant, and invites the reader to share the sense of wonder and pleasure she finds in everyday life.
As a writer, Jane Julius Honchell is a Jane of all trades. In addition to writing poetry, she has authored three prize- winning plays and was a columnist and feature writer for The Scranton Times Tribune. Jane is an Associate Professor at Keystone College, where she teaches writing and literature. In addition to her children and children-in-law, she loves good food, stick-shift cars and stray cats, and is an obsessive reader and list-maker. She lives in Glenburn, PA.Author City: Glenburn, PA USA