Thursday, February 10, 2011

Good Holding Ground

ISBN: 978-1-926794-05-1
PUB DATE: APRIL, 2011

"GOOD HOLDING GROUND is like entering a lush and sensuous garden filled with fruit and flowers, animals and birds, bodies and sex, a garden at once in splendid bloom and in the process of decay. In thrall to the sounds and shapes of things, Kerkham crafts her words with exquisite precision. Yes, she says, there is regret and sickness and death but there is also healing and love and compassion. By turns, tough, tender, elegant and disturbing, these spirited poems address the complicated business of being human. A debut collection well worth the wait." —Patricia Young