poetry collection celebrating five decades of the poet’s life, released August 2020
ISBN (paperback) 978-1-925536-98-0
ISBN (eBook) 978-1-925536-99-7
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What people are saying about Decennia
Artfully crafted, Decennia is wonderfully and honestly written. Complex and rich, the collection finds a way to both comfort and haunt its reader. Any reader will find themselves returning for more, savoring the straightforward unapologetic storytelling of Jan Chronister.
~ Murphy McCoy, Portage Magazine
Chronister has fully inhabited these moments—paying full attention to each detail. She pulls us deftly through her world by rebuilding images that lead us deep into all seasons of life and place. Her ability to ground us in this world alongside her, to invite us into her head and surprise us, is the true gift of this collection.
~ Angela Voras-Hills, author of Louder Birds, winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize
Decennia (meaning “decades”) resonates as a collection, different stages of the poet’s life echoing with elements from a larger history: the moon landing, encyclopedias, JFK, weekly trips to the town dump, Vietnam. … The best poems are memory beacons. Some are even small homes…with room enough for all.
~ Mike Kriesel, author of Zen Amen: abecedarians, winner of North American Review Hearst Award