Poetry. "Like a superb ballad made up of unraveling verses, each chronicling a girl's coming of age, CB Follet's utterly charming and often heart-breaking new book, AND FREDDIE WAS MY DARLING, reminds us that of all passages one's life, the passage into sexuality and young adulthood is the most exciting and the most disorienting as well. Part historical family album, part mischievous memoir, this collection boasts a refrain in the form of a person—the Freddie of the the title, who is one of the few constant male figures in the speaker's life. This compelling catalogue of memories and reflections reminds us of the losses we endure and the loves we carry with us into our separate futures. Though she may not wish to share him, CB Follett has made Freddie our darling too"—David St. John.
CB Follett is the winner of the 2001 National Poetry Book Award from Salmon Press for her book AT THE TURNING OF THE LIGHT. She has been nominated for numerous Pushcart Prizes, as well as nine times as an individual poet. Her poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies and she has received many awards and honors both nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of a grant for poetry from the Marin Arts Council. She has ten poetry collections and numerous chapbooks. Along with poet Susan Terris, she was co-editor and publisher of a poetry annual, RUNES, A REVIEW OF POETRY (2001-2008). She is Editor/Publisher of Arctos Press, a publisher of poetry books and anthologies, and she was the Poet Laureate of Marin County 2010-2013. Author City: SAUSALITO, CA USA