Poetry. THE APRICOT AND THE MOON is a collection of mostly narrative poems that discuss the relationships between language, art, nature and time. The manuscript moves from existential questions, to personal reflections, and on to a bit of whimsy, because obviously poets do not have all the answers. Using the moon as a talisman and a touchstone, Essinger writes about the known world—the intimacy of nature, the wisdom of the skies—and then moves on to the wonder of the unknown and how it is illuminated in our lives.
Cathryn Essinger lives in Troy, Ohio where she raises butterflies and tries to live up to her dog's expectations of her. She is the author of three previous books of poetry—A Desk in the Elephant House, from Texas Tech University Press, My Dog Does Not Read Plato, and What I Know About Innocence, both from Main Street Rag. Her third book contains a video poem based on the way a community remembers a local murder. The video was produced by Cathryn's son, Dave Essinger. Essinger's poems have appeared in a wide variety of journals, including Poetry, The Southern Review, The New England Review, Rattle, and River Styx. Her poems have been nominated for Pushcarts and "Best of the Net," featured on The Writer's Almanac, and reprinted in American Life in Poetry. Currently, Essinger is a retired English Professor and a long standing member of the Greenville Poets.Author City: TROY, OH USA