Please join poet and novelist Hope Andersen at Main Street Books on Saturday morning for a signing of her recently released poetry collection, Taking in Air.
The poems in this collection are rooted in a reverence for nature and in meditation and prayer. Covering the span of the poet’s life, they demonstrate her spiritual transformation. Poet Anthony S. Abbott says of this collection, “the sense of mystery is everywhere in these poems… We read the poems wondering if perhaps we too might not undergo that change which allows us to discover our own deeper selves.”
Hope Andersen is a graduate of Wellesley College (B.A) and Yale Divinity School (M.A.R.). She began writing novels in 2015, at the age of 60. Her debut novel The Book Sisters was released in November 2017. A new novel When the Moon Winks will be released in Spring 2019. She has published both stories and poems, and her poetry chapbook Taking in Air was released in November 2018. Since 2015, she has been commissioned to adapt two books into feature-length screenplays (Tick Tock and Private Battles). In addition to writing, Ms. Andersen serves as a writing coach for those seeking publication. In her early career, she was awarded the Wellesley College Playwriting Award for her one-act play Room, later produced at the Lyric Stage, Boston. Ms. Andersen served as a teaching assistant for George Garrett at the Stone Coast Writer’s Conference in Maine. She has worked intermittently over the years as a newspaper critic, a ghostwriter, an editor, a teacher, and a screenwriter.