White Violet Press just published my chapbook "The Harvest." The publishers price is $14.00, and their venue is amazon.com.
While I am very appreciative of people purchasing my book anywhere, I am offering an alternative way to purchase it. In agreement with Karen Kelsay-Davies, the editor, I am selling a limited number of signed copies of "The Harvest" from my own website for the publisher's price of $14.00 plus shipping. If you like my poetry, or just have a minute to check out the site, please visit:
Please note, also, that "The Harvest" is 44 pages long and contains 30 poems, one of them a 4 page blank verse narrative, so it is longish for a chapbook. Of course, I know as well as anyone that it is quality, not quantity, that counts in any collection, so I will end this post with the blurbs from the book jacket:
"There is a good deal of darkness in Jeff Holt's poems, yet his sprightliness of language and his gift for form can make them an invigorating experience for the reader."--Richard Wilbur
"Jeff Holt's poems are strongly crafted examinations of usually grim subjects, many of them apparently drawn from his work as a Mental Health professional. The candor and focus of his language together with the unobtrusive dexterity of his technical control make for poems of stark, almost brutal forcefulness. His is a very distinct voice, drawn to dark subjects, which he examines with a rare combination of honesty and hard-won art."--Dick Davis
"Whether these poems--many of them flawless examples of strict forms--convey the voice of the abused or the abuser, betrayed or betrayer, wily plotter or bewildered survivor, each invites the reader into a situation--a life--that Holt understands intimately, thanks to his years of work with the people he portrays. More important still, his words bequeath to the reader his own compassionate, hard-won and frustrated concern for those we seldom see or hear, as only genuine poetry can.
Read this book. Once the shock passes, you'll be profoundly grateful you did."--Rhina Espaillat
My deepest thanks to Richard Wilbur, Dick Davis, and Rhina Espaillat for their kind comments.
I hope to hear from you! Note: if you want to ask me a quick question, the best way is to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
, as opposed to pm'ing me here, as I do not check this site every day.