Poetry. When you stand amid the rubble that was the house your mother grew up in and where you visited grandparents, the mind and heart grasp at fragments of memories. These poems, glorious and sad, are this story: "He doesn't come out, the cuckoo / who counted the hours, / quick, his face a blur." The accumulative effect is imagistic, mysterious, and touching. Limited to 250 copies of hand-set Kennerley types letterpress printed on archival Mohawk Superfine text, hand-sewn, and covered in Royal Fiber in Cottonwood.
In addition to BEGIN WITH TROUBLE, Martha Carlson- Bradley is the author of several collections of poetry: Sea Called Fruitfulness (WordTech Editions, 2013), IF I TAKE YOU HERE (Adastra Press, 2011), Season We Can't Resist (WordTech Editions, 2007), Beast at the Hearth (Adastra Press, 2005), and Nest Full of Cries (Adastra Press, 2000). Her poems have been published in many literary magazines, including New England Review, Valparaiso Review, Carolina Quarterly, Beloit Poetry Journal, the LA Review, and Zone 3, and in anthologies, such as The Poets' Grimm (Story Line Press, 2003). Her awards include the Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, a grant-in-aid from the St. Botolph Club Foundation, and the Gretchen Warren Award from the New England Poetry Club. Previously director of publications at the New Hampshire Writers' Project, Carlson-Bradley works as administrative assistant at Union Congregational Church, UCC, in Peterborough, New Hampshire, and is also a freelance editor.Author City: HILLSBORO, NH USA