Poetry. FAMILY PROMISES is a collection of poems that are like prisms that reflect Laura's unique blend of humor, irony and clarity. Her signature style of irreverence and honesty are in full display as she faces life's challenges without flinching. She bravely attempts to triumph over insurmountable losses with her sardonic tone and grace. It is astonishing how Laura manages to merge heartbreak with laughter in every poem. The legacy of her enduring voice resonates throughout this exquisite posthumous volume.
Laura Boss (1938-2021) is a first place winner of Poetry Society of America's Gordon Barber Poetry Contest. She was the sole representative of the USA at the XXVI International Struga Poetry Festival. In 2011 she received the First International Poetry Prize at the first International Poetry Festival in Swansea, Wales. She is a recipient of three NJSCA Poetry Fellowships. Founder and Editor of the poetry magazine Lips, her own most recent books include Arms: New and Selected Poems, Flashlight (both Guernica Editions), THE BEST LOVER (NYQ Books, 2017), and FAMILY PROMISES (NYQ Books, 2021). A Dodge Poet, her poems have appeared in The Poets of New Jersey from Colonial to Contemporary and The New York Times.Author City: PATERSON, NJ USA