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New Publication: Modern Love & Other Myths by Joyce Sutphen

Modern Love & Other Myths by Joyce Sutphen
Modern Love & Other Myths by Joyce Sutphen

The poems in Modern Love & Other Myths explore, as Elizabeth Bishop phrased it, “efforts of affection” in our contemporary world. Sutphen’s appraisals—both personal and general—resonate deeply with all who have mapped the story land between “hello” and “goodbye.” The title invites us to examine what we mean by myth, and whether, in fact, love can ever be regarded as modern. Wise and inquisitive, the poems in this collection travel across continents as easily as into the heart.

Read an excerpt at Small Press Distribution “Peek Inside

Purchase from Red Dragonfly Press: Modern Love & Other Myths ($16; free shipping)

Purchase from Small Press Distribution: Modern Love & Other Myths

Author page: Joyce Sutphen

Joyce Sutphen, current Minnesota Poet Laureate, lives in Minnesota and teaches at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Modern Love & Other Myths (88 pages; ISBN 9781937693688; 2015)

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The Voice of the Poet Series

The books in The Voice of the Poet Series are intended as introductions to the work and voice of important midwest poets. Each book includes a select number of poems chosen to span or represent the poet’s range of work. Audio recordings of the poets reading these selections were made, and then embedded into the e-book format. Each book will also include an introductory essay and bibliography.

The first four books feature the poetry of Joyce Sutphen, Robert Hedin, Edith Rylander and Floyce Alexander. Expected release date for the first title, The Grand Piano by Floyce Alexander (introduction by Christopher Howell and afterword by Bill Tremblay) is November, 2013.

Here’s a little taste of what’s to come. Edith Rylander reading ‘The Circle’ from her book Dancing Back The Cranes (North Star Press, 1993):