Helena Minton on Her Upcoming Book

Later this year, Finishing Line Press will be releasing Helena Minton's most recent poetry collection titled The Raincoat Colors. We asked her about the process of writing her new book, and here's what she had to say:

"The poet William Stafford once said, 'Part of being a writer is accepting the stages you're going through.' Sometimes a particular stage isn't clear until after the fact!

"I wrote the poems in The Raincoat Colors over several years. It's a collection of lyric poems, about a variety of topics, not on one main theme. Where did the poems come from? Mostly personal experience, sometimes from an image, other times from contemplating a painting, or a word in the dictionary. Some of these poems come from something I've worried about and can't let go of, like a loose tooth. Other times, in this book, I am trying to describe a state of being. A poem usually falls short of what I set out to do. It is an attempt to describe, to call up, or conjure a feeling."

Click here to pre-order The Raincoat Colors. 

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