IN PLACE OF ME book launch: Sunday June 28th, 6:30 PM, Book Passage in Corte Madera California, Click HERE for directions
Doreen Stock has contributed important literary works of poetry, memoir and essays for more than four decades. Her reflection on both social and political issues in the post-modern era provide powerful insights into the deeply personal considerations of moral and ethical boundaries and what it means to be alive in heart and mind. Stock turns the many-faceted prism of a feminist perspective, from that of mother and lover, to that of an impassioned witness of global events. She speaks as a resident of many nations - Israel, Greece, and the US - and as a literary translator.
With a forward by poet/activist Jack Hirschman, In Place of Me is a collection of the most thought-provoking and relevant poems from her work to date. Appearing with works selected by Hirschman from chapbooks spanning ten years’ of writing, In Place of Me underscores the power and depth of Stock’s work. As a collection, the poems deliver an extraordinary lens to review the high-speed events that ushered in the twenty-first century, and her reckoning of unsettling times gives us the weight to pause and consider how we live now.
In Place of Me (Mine Gallery Editions/June 2015/ISBN 978-0-9909203-1-1/Trade Paperback $18.00) releases this summer with select readings by Doreen Stock at independent bookstores and libraries in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, St. Paul, MN, and New York City, beginning in June.