Join us at Porter Square Books to hear Somerville poet and state representative Denise Provost read from her new collection of poetry, Curious Peach!
"These poems are “old-fashioned” in the best sense of that term—unabashedly romantic and joyful in their celebration of the natural world. Full of feeling but not the least bit sentimental, this collection offers a welcome contrast to the angst and pessimism that seems to inspire so much contemporary poetry."--Charles Coe, author of Memento Mori
"Somerville-based poet Denise Provost’s new collection of poetry “Curious Peach” out this month from the local Ibbetson Street Press, is deeply lodged in the seasons of New England. Provost proves herself dialed into the subtleties and complexities of each season’s personality. The “rising life” of spring “beguiles us with bright April’s pointillism.” Lilacs “pump intoxication into the air.” A late-fall early-winter description of rain not quite turning to snow exactly captures weather, wonder, mood: “The frozen rain bulks up, but remains splash;/it longs to have the elegance of sleet,/who angular, Art Deco forms have dash—” Provost also serves as a state representative for Somerville, representing the 27th Middlesex district, where she serves on committees on climate change and global warming, revenue, and higher education. And her poems express an exuberant hurrah for the natural world around us."--Boston Globe