Poetry

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The Boys I Borrow

The Boys I Borrow is a collection of poems about becoming a step-mother while coming to terms with a difficult childhood.  The volume was a finalist for the James Laughlin Award for a second book of poetry. Published by New Issues Press.

"Unloose"

"Unloose" is a poem from my new collection of poetry, in progress.

The poems in my new manuscript are set in an Edenic Florida landscape, a place both sacred and desecrated, and they are about the loss of this place I know well, the loss of a beloved partner, and the concomitant end of childhood. The constant themes.

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Drinking Girls and Their Dresses

"The poems in this book tell a story set in a Florida both lush and oppressive, where similar paradoxes confront the child who would be both open to everything and permanently safe." Published by Ahsahta Press.

"Heather Sellers's poems take us back—where?—to the first taste of our whereness, the fresh instant click of yes, that, or no, absolutely not, it was this and this and this. Be careful. These poems can be wonderfully dangerous: jumpy, radiant." — Marianne Boruch

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Recent poems appear in print issues of Salamander, Field, and Prairie Schooner.