This summer, Charlotte Renk co-won the national Blue Horse Press Chapbook competition, sponsored by San Pedro River Review out of California. Thus her third book titled The Tenderest Petal Hears has just been published. Charlotte would love to schedule readings and/or workshop presentations based on poems in this book if PST chapters and groups would like program presentations. Charlotte welcomes opportunities to share her work and ideas about writing.
“This Tenderest Petal Hears is a skillfully executed poetic testament not only to a life fully lived, but a life lived with razor-sharp reflection, sensitivity, love, yearning, the power of memory, and the transcendent capabilities of language carefully studied, appreciated, and utilized to its full potential. Simultaneously classical and contemporary, these poems are richly textured with allusions to mythology, history, philosophy, music, fairy tales, and psychology….The poet’s diction…is scintillant with daring word clusters and intriguing turns of phrase…an incantatory voice one would expect from a shaman…to redeem the reader with the splendors and unfathomable mysteries of the natural world teeming at their fingertips.”
–JUDGE, LARRY D. THOMAS, TEXAS POET LAUREATE: Excerpt from judge’s comments on cover of the book
The Tenderest Petal Hears is available on Amazon. Click the link for more information, and for a peek inside her book. You may also contact Charlotte directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org