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To Look Out From by Dede Cummings

To Look Out From by Dede Cummings

tolookoutfrom_front-smOn April 11th, 2017, we will release To Look Out From by Dede Cummings, winner of the 2016 Homebound Publications Poetry Prize!

According to acclaimed poet Clarence Major, Dede Cummings’ poems in To Look Out From are breathtakingly vivid. Deeply felt, they often chronicle the relationship between self and the natural world, between self and others. These are New England poems that transcend New England. They are well-crafted testaments, often pastoral, to the cycles of life. At times they are elegiac and bittersweet, yet attentive in their hopefulness and trust in the Great Wonderments and mysteries. At times gracefully discursive and always brilliantly paced, they are poems given to recovery and renewal. This is a book I will read over and over.”

Look for To Look Out From wherever books are sold. If you reserve your copy in our bookstore, you also have the opportunity to participate in our Reciprocity Project.

For the entire year of 2017, for every order that comes through our store, we will donate one new book to a public library, school library, hospital library or prison library within the United States. How it works: It all starts with a visit our store. When you visit the Homebound Publications Store and make a purchase (there is no minimum purchase required) our order office will receive your order, process your order and send your books to you; while at the same time selecting a book from our press’ offerings to donate to either a public library, a school library, a hospital library or a prison library. (Each month we will choose a different library to receive that month’s donations.) It is that easy.

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Praise for To Look Out From

“In To Look Out From, Dede Cummings takes good advantage of the imaginative fluidity that poetry offers. Even her poems of memory and family are driven by curiosity and enlivened by quick maneuvers and spritely turns. And she is careful never to leave the reader behind.” Billy Collins

“Dede Cummings’ poems in To Look Out From are breathtakingly vivid. Deeply felt, they often chronicle the relationship between self and the natural world, between self and others. These are New England poems that transcend New England. They are well-crafted testaments, often pastoral, to the cycles of life. At times they are elegiac and bittersweet, yet attentive in their hopefulness and trust in the Great Wonderments and mysteries. At times gracefully discursive and always brilliantly paced, they are poems given to recovery and renewal. This is a book I will read over and over.” —Clarence Major

DedeCummingsatVSCbyHowardRomero_smDede Cummings is a writer, literary agent/publisher and commentator for Vermont Public Radio. At Middlebury College, she was the recipient of the Mary Dunning Thwing Award, attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference as an undergraduate writer, and studied with Hayden Carruth at the Bennington Writers’ Workshop. In 2013, she was a poetry contributor at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her poetry has been published inMademoiselle, The Lake, InQuire, Vending Machine Press, Kentucky Review, Connotation Press, andBloodroot Literary Magazine. She was a Discover/The Nation poetry semi-finalist and was awarded a writer’s grant and a partial fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center in 2016. Dede lives in Vermont where she designs books and runs the startup Green Writers Press.

 

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