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Between Rooms, Poems by Mary Pacifico Curtis
The poems of Mary Pacifico Curtis' Between Rooms navigate the spaces in between, the gaps and emptinesses that, when plumbed, resonate with startling flashes and sounds of insight and truth.
“In Between Rooms, Mary Curtis crafts tender poems that break the surface of the page as gently as a diving loon. The elegies and odes housed here, allow readers easy access and, in turn, we toss in our pebbles, then watch to see how the poet makes our own waters move.”—Elena Georgiou, author of Rhapsody of the Naked Immigrant and Mercy Mercy Me
“With a deft lyrical hand Mary Curtis metabolizes in equal measure grief and gratitude, the past and the future, finding herself ‘between two rooms’ after the crushing loss of her husband. I tell you this so you can feel/ the cold under my feet, new foundation/ of loss strangely pitted and stone/ ragged with remnants of lives. Grafted from the raw and wide corners of the heart these poems with startling grace explore many sides of the ‘wild possible,’ and the message that resonates is one of reverence and joy. These poems articulate the ways death can teach us to more fully live, and what a tremendous gift.”— Sara Michas Martin, former Wallace Stegner Fellow and author of Gray Matter
Mary Curtis writes poetry, memoir and literary criticism, and is an avid photographer. She is currently leading an eclectic life that combines working on a new collection of poetry and a chapbook of remembered stories, juggling business interests and travel to places that inspire wonder, discovery and more writing.
Devoting time to creative writing fulfills a dream following her career as founder and CEO of a leading Silicon Valley PR and strategic communications firm - for which she received the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award recognizing industry excellence and social responsibility. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and MFA from Goddard College.
Mary has two grown daughters and lives on a terraced hillside with her husband, two dogs and sightings of wildlife that make appearances on a regular basis.
ISBN-13: 978-1625491848, 56 pages, $16