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9/23/09 – Jean Sands

23 Sep

Jean Sands’ poetry has been published in literary journals, anthologized, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also a journalist, reviewer, and correspondent whose interviews, essays, and feature articles appear in regional and national publications as well as online. Jean has served as a poet in the schools and has taught poetry and creative writing to adults throughout northwest Connecticut for over twenty years. In addition, she edits novels and non-fiction books for private clients and occasionally offers writing tutorials. Read some sample poems

From the website of Antrim House Books:

“In her first full-length poetry collection, Gandy Dancing, Jean Sands has pulled out all the stops. The utter honesty of this compelling book is shocking and welcome. ” Poets’ comments on the book include:

  • Cortney Davis: The poems in Jean Sands’ debut collection, Gandy Dancing, are straightforward and strong, revealing and transformative.”
  • Honor Moore: Gandy Dancing is an extraordinary first book, the narrative of an American Everywoman….”
  • Dick Allen: Not an image or sound is out of place. Almost every poem clicks shut, is an illuminated and illuminating scene, so honest….so frighteningly lacking in self-pity, it makes the reader say, ‘Yes, damn it, this is unflinching, this is what it’s like to be beaten and survive, this is how our lives are.’”
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