Poet Puts Life, Nature, and Poetry Writing Under a Magnifying Glass

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New book is the author’s third collection of poems that continues to unravel her prowess in and passion for poetry

From the poet who brought readers the poetry collections Woman in Bits and Pieces and Tassajara Wind comes another anthology of poems, Winter Fruit. In this compilation, author Beclee Newcomer Wilson gives readers poems that are intimate and accessible, deep and touched with a soft irony.

“Like ‘marks in thin graphic strokes’, Beclee Wilson composes a moving suite of elegiac poems attuned to empty spaces, to love, to the passage of time, and to what endures.” —     Arthur Sze

“A sweetness runs through these quiet poems – sadness and the color of a garden, of a river rippling by, of oak leaves and tree lichen. Things that are true, that last, that pass away: ‘secrets too good to shout’.” — Norman Fischer

Winter Fruit allows readers to get a glimpse of how Wilson places life experience, nature, and the writing of poetry under a magnifying glass and ponders what nourishes. There is a harvest to be gathered from these poems – a way to wisdom and endurance made accessible by a wise woman. Her poetic verses offer everyone a chance to untangle the threads in her mind and heart because they serve as reflections of her thoughts and sentiments. Poetry becomes her expression of self and everything around her, which is captured in these lines,

“There are times words
create impression
a sort of permanence
out of fragile existence…”

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About the Author
Beclee Newcomer Wilson is the author of two previous collections of poetry: Woman in Bits and Pieces and Tassajara Wind. A graduate of Northwestern University, with a M.A. from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, poetry has always woven itself through her personal and career pursuits. She has studied with Jane Hirshfield, Brenda Hillman, Elizabeth Alexander, and Arthur Sze at the Napa Valley Writers' Conference. She has also taught poetry in the Saint Helena Elementary School. She lives with her husband in the Napa Valley, of California, where gardening, growing grapes, painting, and writing fill her days.

Winter Fruit * by Beclee Newcomer Wilson
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 107 pages; 978-1-4628-7595-5
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 107 pages; 978-1-4628-7596-2
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-7597-9

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