Poetry. WHAT THE GRATITUDE LIST SAID TO THE BUCKET LIST is an invitation to notice the world around us and appreciate its gifts. Heffernan pays homage to the loved ones who have shaped her world view, and the poets who have inspired her to express that view. A firm adherent to Jack Gilbert's declaration that we must "risk joy," Heffernan invites readers to do exactly that—even while recognizing grief that often goes hand-in-hand with gratitude.
Gloria Heffernan is the author of two chapbooks: Hail to the Symptom (Moonstone Press) and Some of Our Parts (Finishing Line Press). Her work has appeared in numerous journals including Anchor, Chautauqua, Stone Canoe, Columbia Review, Louisville Review, and The Healing Muse. She is an adjunct instructor at Le Moyne College and teaches at The Downtown Writers Center at the Syracuse YMCA. She lives in Syracuse with her husband Jim and their dog, Max.Author City: SYRACUSE, NY USA