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Former ‘Orion’ editor, Bow resident releases book of poems

  • Little Terrarium —-


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hannah Fries, formerly of Bow, recently released her first collected volume of poetry, Little Terrarium, published by Hedgerow Books.

The poems are lyrical and often focus on the natural world, like in “Winter Wren”: “There are birds I’ve heard and never seen / voices rising like a cold spring. . . .”

The collection also includes a series of poems paired with sea paintings by Winslow Homer.

Fries has several poems that include biblical imagery, particularly that of women in the Bible; there’s “Noah’s Wife,” “Frugal Prayer,” “Mary,” “The Wedding at Cana,” and “A Girl Restored to Life,” among others.

Fries earned degrees from Dartmouth College and Warren Wilson College. She worked for nine years at Orion magazine, including as poetry editor, and her poetry has appeared in American Poetry Review, Massachusetts Review, Drunken Boat, Water-Stone Review and Southern Humanities Review.

The launch of the book will be celebrated Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst, Mass. 

Monitor staff