Athena Dixon shared a new interview with Frances Donovan for the New Books in Poetry podcast! According to Athena,
Grey Held writes ofÂ Frances Donovanâ€˜s book,Â Mad Quick Hand of the SeashoreÂ (Reaching Press 2018 ), â€œthere is hunting for love, there is basking in love, there is longing.â€ This collection offers all of these things. It examines what it is to love romantically, sexually, as a friend, and as a resident of the world. It pulls us down into the micro-moments of our lives and then catapults us out into the universe. In this episode, we touch upon marginalization, hope for inclusion, the writerâ€™s journey, and how we come to the page on our own terms.
Mad Quick Hand of the SeashoreÂ was named a finalist in the 2019 Lambda Literary Awards. Her publication credits includeÂ The Rumpus, Snapdragon, andÂ SWWIM. An MFA candidate at Lesley University, she is a certified Poet Educator with Mass Poetry and has appeared as a featured reader at numerous venues. She once drove a bulldozer in a GLBT Pride parade while wearing a bustier and combat boots. You can find her climbing hills in Boston and online at www.gardenofwords.com.
You can listen to the interviewÂ hereÂ or on the podcast app of your choice.