“Mosaic,” explains Kitty Jospé, “is the hard work of the
muses, which is to imagine what isn’t, break what is and
piece together the broken into a new whole.” In poem after
poem, Jospé does this hard work for her reader, breaking
what is and offering up an assemblage of mythologies
within mythologies, At their best, her poems are alchemy -
- pieced together like a clenched fist from the fragmented
heart of stone. Or pulled, like a sword, from solid stone. In
these pages the Medusa’s mad stare. In these pages poems
sinuous as tempered steel. In these pages poems that sting
us to profound silence, like golden honeybees sprung from
Machado’s broken heart.” - George Wallace, Writer in Residence, Walt Whitman Birthplace
About the author:
Kitty Jospé is a teacher, docent and writer with the code word “enthusiasm”
to bring out the inner spark in others. After retiring from teaching French,
she continues to teach, giving talks which combine her love of language, art,
dance, music, theatre. Since 2008, she has offered a weekly class in poetry
appreciation which has a large following.
MOSAICQ was a semi-finalist in the 2012 Finishing Line Press Women’s Voices competition.
Her first book, Cadences is available from Foothills Publishing, http://www.foothillspublishing.com/2010/id51.htm
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Pre-Order period ends May 31st.