Almond Town

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Margaret Young

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Poetry. “Nimble, spirited, marked by sharp and witty insights, ALMOND TOWN offers us a sensuous feast of music. This poet has an excellent ear for language, and affectionately celebrates hummingbirds, dogs, kingfisher, fox, as well as landscape.’Valentine’s Day’, a prose poem, richly sets the tone. ‘I wish for Luke a memory of this scene of white slat fences golden light, a pale / dog lapping sprinkler overflow, wheels grinding softly on the sidewalk / in the middle of California.’ We also spin through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and visit the newlyweds in Cape May and Costa Rica, all pictured with zest and unexpected turns of phrases. Sometimes a Latin flavor of Cinco de Mayo and La Cucaracha give the work a salsa piquant that thrills. It is a joy to read these poems”—Colette Inez, Awards Judge.


Margaret Young, winner of Bright Hill Press’s Poetry Book Competition for ALMOND TOWN, grew up in Oberlin, Ohio. After graduating from Yale, she helped found the Open Door Theater Company, performing Shakespeare and children’s plays in small Pennsylvania communities. She earned an MA in creative writing at the University of California, Davis, and her first poetry collection, Willow from the Willow, was published by Cleveland State University Press in 2002. She teaches at Endicott College and lives in Beverly, Massachusetts, with her husband and son.

Author City: BEVERLY, MA USA

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