Please contact me directly to purchase this book or invite me to read. (Elephant Tree House Press, a micro-publisher working exclusively in poetry chapbooks, has been having unresolved difficulties with their website.)
In her debut chapbook, Rhonda Rosenheck explores her environment through poetic forms ranging from haiku, through free verse to limerick. Love-making, a wooden bench, achy hips, snow, breast cancer, an industrial cityscape, religious practice, world news, and llamas (and lamas) are among the topics she transforms. The four sections refocus Rosenheck's lens -- OUT to the world around her, UP to spiritual matters, IN to personal revelations, and UNDER ROCKS to the humor she finds in everyday matters. Each section opens with one illustrative photograph, mostly by street photographer Max H. Jacobs. This is, after all, a book about Looking.