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Sept. 29, 2010 – Doris Henderson

29 Sep

Doris HendersonPoet Doris Henderson will tell you she’s just a small town girl from rural Long Island. A former teacher and theatre coach, she sees poetry as a performance art. She attended the State University of New York at Albany and holds an M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her work has been published in many journals and anthologies, as well as three chapbooks: Transformations, Leaving the Plaza, and Distances. Doris lives in Danbury, Connecticut, where she attends workshops with writer friends, does freelance editing, and serves as president of the Danbury chapter of the Connecticut Poetry Society. She has four children, six grandchildren and a cat named Azure.

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Doris Henderson

“Doris Henderson’s first full-length poetry collection, What Gets Lost, is a work of stunning multiplicity, mingling jubilation and high jinx with a terrible sense of what gets lost, moving between glorying in the world’s beauty and exposing its follies and pitfalls, between reveling in the real and free-falling in a magically surreal realm of dreamand fantasy. What holds it all together i

Doris Henderson's books a sensibility as witty as it is wise, a voice in love with the possibilities of language and metaphor.” –From Antrim House

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