Short Prose & Persistence: An Interview with Penny Guisinger | Vela Mag

Penny Guisinger recently went on the United State’s easternmost book tour for her first memoir, Postcards from Here. How cool is it to be able to assign yourself a superlative like that? North Trescott, Maine, where she resides, is only a few miles from Canada, and the location features prominently in the book. Told in vignettes,Postcards from Here is not a linear memoir, and passage of time is marked, in part, by the changing of the seasons: a failing wood stove in the middle of the snowiest winter in recent memory, Halloween costumes and hunting season, bioluminescence falling off paddles during a kayaking trip, spring peepers. This book of micro-essays ranges in time and perspective, dipping in and out of Guisinger’s experiences with motherhood, marriage, health, and her community… Read More at Vela Mag.

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