I’m proud of a number of things in my life, but few more than publishing the poet Mary Kellogg, whose second volume of beautiful poetry, “Whistling Woman” is now on sale, available in some bookstores and online at the Troy Bookmakers.
This volume is different from “My Place On Earth,” Mary’s first and very successful book of poetry. “Whistling Woman” is as defiant as it is beautiful and touching. And very honest. How far Mary has come, how far she has to go.
The first copies were sold Sunday quickly at Union Village in Greenwich. More will be available next when Mary and I and others appear at Gardenworks, (518 854-3250), Salem, N.Y., at 1 p.m. Saturday to sign Mary’s books, my books, and to sell the beautiful new Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) calendar to benefit the farmland conservation movement. The calenders (we sold a bunch today at Union Village, and I sold a half-dozen of Maria’s potholders as well) are available online at the ASA site.
Mary and I will also be at Red Fox Books, Glens Falls, N.Y., in the evening on December 17, and at noon December 5 at the new Battenkill Book Store in Cambridge, N.Y. Calendars will be sold at all of these events, as will my books, and Maria’s potholders. We are fired up for the holidays.
Mary reading from “Whistling Woman,” Greenwich, N.Y. This is a beautiful book. It also contains a number of my photographs, and an introduction by me.