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House and Home

Sheri Flowers Anderson

Poetry, African American Studies

Published: February 2023
ISBN: 9780940713307
Pages: 82 Size: 5.5x8.5

Winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award!

House and Home
by Sheri Flowers Anderson is an intense mining of the beauty and wisdom to be found in what we commonly call "everyday" encounters, relationships, occurrences, and spaces. Through metaphors derived from scenes from home, neighborhood, and the intimacies of family life, the poems offer spiritual and philosophical insights that might otherwise go unnoticed. These poems are infused with love of kin, nature, and the daily efforts required to manage domestic life. The poet’s style is direct and uncomplicated, with a heavy reliance on images that pull us into the dramas she unrolls. This is poetry that grounds us, brings us home, so to speak, while initiating us into the magic that brightens and coheres our intimate lives.

Published by: Broadside Lotus Press

Sheri Flowers Anderson has won numerous awards for memoir and short story writing as well as for poetry. Her poems have been published widely over the last several decades, including in Voices International Magazine, and in Voices Along the River, The Dream Catcher and Inkwell Echoes anthologies. She is the 2022 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award Winner.