Poet Kate Hanson Foster of Groton, MA, pairs iconic images drawn from her time in Lowell with, often, dark and personal events in her first poetry collection, Mid Drift. Her book was praised as a Must Read title by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. Foster’s poems are effective in that they are raw and concise. Check out her poem "Merrimack," featured in Mid Drift:
The mile-long path along the Merrimack
ends at the Aiken Street Bridge.
He tells me about his drinking
problem, the prostitute,
his unhappy marriage.
A stickler for facts, he informs me
this is the longest lenticular
truss bridge remaining in the United States.
I tell him I can sometimes still see Tom
hanging from the cast iron.
You can order Mid Drift at <loompress.com>.
Posted on Fri, February 10, 2017
by Frederick Duquet