Baby Steps in Doomsday Prepping
by Gerry LaFemina
A prose poetry collection from Gerry LaFemina.
Anyone in the mood to be enchanted by a collection of prose poems that celebrate the quotidian, the commonplace, the ordinary things of this world—those “dumb beautiful messengers,” as Walt Whitman famously referred to them in “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” then you best pick up a copy of Gerry LaFemina’s book Baby Steps in Doomsday Prepping…. [LaFemina offers a] kind of precision with language—making a “place” into a “thing” and conveying its feel, look, and impression on the soul with such searing clarity [he] demonstrates the power his pen wields…. The poems in Gerry Lafemina’s new book enchant the senses and succeed in stopping time—or at least pausing time—so that we might examine the things of this world with love and intelligence, so that we might hear them speak to us again. Who is there among readers of poetry that does not wish for this gift? —Janet Lowery, editor of By the Light of a Neon Moon
Gerry LaFemina’s poetry collections include The Story of Ash and Little Heretic. His essays on prosody, Palpable Magic, came out in 2015 and Kendall Hunt recently released his textbook, Composing Poetry: A Guide to Writing Poems and Thinking Lyrically. He teaches at Frostburg State University and in the Carlow University MFA Program. https://gerrylafemina.com/