The Art of Departure

The Art of Departure

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Maureen Sherbondy’s poems have appeared in numerous publications, including Calyx, Feminist Studies, European Judaism, 13th Moon, Comstock Review, Cairn, Crucible, The Roanoke Review, and the Raleigh News & Observer. Her poems have won first place in The Deane Ritch Lomax Poetry Prize, The Lyricist Statewide Poetry Contest, The Carrie McCray Poetry Award, and The Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Award.

Maureen lives in Raleigh, NC. She has a BA degree from Rutgers University and an MFA degree from Queens University of Charlotte. She teaches English at Alamance Community College. Her books include After the Fairy Tale, Praying at Coffee Shops, The Slow Vanishing, Weary Blues, Scar Girl, The Year of Dead Fathers, Eulogy for an Imperfect Man, and Beyond Fairy Tales. Visit her website at

Paperback: 78 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books/Aldrich Press (November 4, 2015)