Poetry. Women's Studies. "These are intense, healing poems of transition and transformation. After the darkness of her mother's death, the poet returns often to a southern Indiana canyon. In the visionary last nine poems, most notably the lyrical litany of names in 'One Year of Wildflowers,' she sings herself through spiritual fog to sunlight beyond. When she finally hears nature's voice a primal 'It's okay' in the round, I say Brava!"—Norbert Krapf
Jill Kelly Koren is the author of THOUGH THE WORD IS A LIE (Dos Madres Press, 2020), THE WORK OF THE BODY (Dos Madres Press, 2015), and While the Water Rises Around Us (Finishing Line, 2011). She is the recipient of an Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant and emcees poetry nights at Village Lights Bookstore. She teaches poetry, literature, and writing at Ivy Tech Community College, where she was awarded the 2019 President's Award for Excellence in Instruction. She lives with her family in Madison, Indiana.
Author City: MADISON, IN USA