Penny Harter lives in Mays Landing, NJ. Her poems have been published widely in journals and anthologies, and her literary autobiography appears as an extended essay in Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, Volume 28 (1998) as well as in Contemporary Authors, Volume 172 (1999). A poem of hers was featured in American Life in Poetry, and journals such as Persimmon Tree, Rattle, Tattoo Highway, Tiferet, and Windhover have published her work.
Recent poems appear in the anthologies Poetry of Presence, The Book of Donuts, Healing the Divide, and How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope. Her essays and poems also appear in the writing guides Wingbeats: Exercises & Practice in Poetry, The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop, The Crafty Poet II, and The Practice of Poetry (Terrapin Books).
Her most recent books include A Prayer the Body Makes, The Resonance Around Us, One Bowl, Recycling Starlight, and The Night Marsh. With her late husband William J. Higginson, she coauthored The Haiku Handbook (25th Anniversary Edition, 2010).
Harter was a featured reader at the 2010 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival and has won three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, awards from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mary Carolyn Davies Award from the Poetry Society of America, the first William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for her work in American Nature Writing, 2002, and two residencies from Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Paperback: 70 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (May 21, 2021)