Post Traumatic Press

My Minnesota Boyhood

by Cheryl A. Rice

“Those of us who have heard many (most?) of these poems read at poetry venues up & down the Hudson Valley know how captivating, like a Diva, Cheryl Rice's performance can be. On page these meditative, narrative, provocative poems reveal the true wizardry of her literary art. We're not in Minnesota anymore, if we ever were.”

—Dan Wilcox, Publisher. A.P.D. Press

“Cheryl A. Rice uses the premise of her “Minnesota Boyhood” to engage and enchant readers with her sure-footed poems about family, memory, longing and dislocation. Be prepared to dip a line into an icy lake or walk alone under the moon as Rice delivers convincing landscapes of fields and fathers, boats, hard freezes, new fruit, and lots of fish, to bring us to the shoreline of our own sense of terrain, and the sticky bonds of love and family.”

—Mary Greene Director, founder Upper Delaware Writers Collective

“In these few dramatic, well-wrought poems, Cheryl A. Rice poses this startling premise: better to remember her "Minnesota Boyhood," "having had neither/ a boyhood nor a Minnesota" than her own Long Island "suburban source." Further, she invites the reader to "reimagine your childhood as mine..." Some tall order! But, with a novelist's skill, she carves ice, water, and fish into Moby Dick-like metaphor that sinks deep and stays; and she carries it all off with great poetic craft and elegant candor.”

—Donald Lev, Publisher. Home Planet News

Copyright: Cheryl A. Rice
Published: Apr 2012 First Edition
Language: English
Publisher: Post Traumatic Press
Interior Ink: Black & white
Page Count: 28
Dimensions: 7.00 in. wide X 8.50 in. tall
Price: $8.00