Hawthorne, a House in Bolinas by Ellen Sander
How nice to read Hawthorne. Renewing all those people, times, memories. A great exotic Guest Book.
Ellen Sander’s Hawthorne, a House in Bolinas is a passionate and compelling synthesis of memory, love, and affinity between the artist and nature that reaffirms the verse epyllion as the vehicle of choice for the lyric poet.
-Dean A. Hoffman, PhD., University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Ellen Sander’s lyrical cartography of the community of Bolinas, California is a “luminous silver ribbon” of a memoir replete with “the beauty of ordinary moments / with extraordinary beings.” Hawthorne is an unforgettable, intricate set of portraits of individuals who collectively bestowed the lingering gallantry of their youthful ideals on a passageway home of verse and song. Out of these poems will the history that matters find a definitive account that gives us both winsome pleasure and exquisite solace.
-Bill Mohr, author of Holdouts: The Los Angeles Poetry Renaissance 1948-1992
Hawthorne, a House in Bolinas
by Ellen Sander
A native New Yorker, Ellen Sander. after stints as a Bolinas, Los Angeles and Beijing poet, was the Poet Laureate of Belfast, Maine in 2013 and 2014. She was in the first pack of writers in the 1960s to invent and establish rock journalism, the author of Trips: Rock Life in the Sixties (now out of print) a widely cited chronicle-slash-memoir of those times. There is more at www.ellensander.com.