June Blumenson, author of A Scythe of Moon (2020), lives in Minneapolis, curates a poetry reading series, and facilitates poetry workshops. She is widely published in journals including Boston Literary Magazine, San Pedro River Review, and The French Literary Review. Her awards include Comstock Literary Review Award, Journal of Arizona State Poetry Society, The Poet’s Billow Atlantis Award, Literal Latte Award, The Loft/Minneapolis Institute of Art Sacred Shorts Writing Contest Award, and Red Wing Arts 21st Annual Poet Artist Collaboration. She was a finalist for Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. When asked why she writes, she likes to quote Kurt Vonnegut, “I write so that I can edit myself into some semblance of intelligence.”
Special thanks to Sandra Kacher and Liz Weir for their friendship and editorial comments on final drafts; for insightful critiques from my brilliant writing group: Mary Junge, Shannon King, Sandra Larson and Carol Rucks; and for continued support from my Poetry Club cohorts and friends Colleen Cavell and Gretchen Pinsonneault. I am grateful for family and many friends who always show up. This book is for you.
Paperback: 102 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (March 6, 2023)