I am pleased to announce my newest book of poetry:
SOMEWHERE IN IRELAND: A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
This book began to be written soon after I landed at Shannon Airport in 2010 to attend Writers’ Week in Listowel, County Kerry. The beauty of the land, the welcoming spirit of the people, the language, the clouds, the music, the ever-present reminders of history, all these set my pen in motion and the poems kept coming over the next two years.
The book grew from a story I wanted to tell, the story of how being in the land of my ancestors opened a door for me to my family’s history and to parts of myself I had never considered to be related to my Irish ancestry.
Irish author Joan McBreen commented: “I would say that at a psychic level Ireland has probably always been your first country! How come it took so long for you to get here?”
Somewhere in Ireland incorporates the beautiful artwork of Georgia artist Lillie Morris, who also has strong Irish ties.
Selected poems from the book are available on this website.
I hope you enjoy them.
— LINDA WHITTENBERG —
APPEARANCES COMING UP
|Apr 27, 2014 (Sun.)
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe
|Readings by the Praise Poets, including Elizabeth Raby, Blair Cooper, Janet Eigner, Judith Toler and Linda Whittenberg.
SOMEWHERE IN IRELAND
|SOMEWHERE IN IRELAND - CD
A recording of the poems of Somewhere In Ireland, read by Linda Whittenberg, is available for purchase or poems can be downloaded at CD Baby.
DYING CAN WAIT
At every turn, roots; minute threads feeding grasses;
tough, hollow straws sucking life into cattails and tules.
At every turn, roots invite the question:
by what are you held and sustained?
Excerpt from the poem "Roots" by Linda Whittenberg