Mapping the Valley: Hospital Poems
My son Micah and I are thrilled to announce the publication of Mapping the Valley: Hospital Poems, a 29-page, beautifully hand-tied chapbook, selected as number 12 in Volume Four of the Seven Kitchens Press Editor’s Series! This collection of 17 poems has been over two years in the making, so if you’ve been to our pages before, you may have seen a few previews. Now we can’t wait for you to get your hands on your own copy.
Click here to purchase your copy from the publisher.
“A collaborative project between a father and son, Mapping the Valley presents a rare series of poems in alternating voices: one, in and out of hospitals, trying to describe and connect to his world as much as his own self, and the other, digging deeper into the quandaries of fatherhood and responsibility, trying equally to connect and understand what is happening to his son. A unique glimpse into the shifting dynamic of care and caring, depression and recovery, tracked throughout with unflinching honesty.”
—Editor Ron Mohring, Seven Kitchens Press
Cover art: “Jack O’lanterns” by Michael B. McFarland
A Few Published Samples:
- “Tools,” by Micah in South 85 Journal
- “Through the Dark,” by David in Citron Review
- “Stoplight,” by Micah in The Electric Rail
- “Emergency Room,” by David Watershed Review
At the time of this blog post, our publisher is getting orders faster than they can print (which is great—thank you!). Each copy is lovingly stitched by hand, but worth the wait. The little book is only $9.00 plus $1.50 shipping.