Tour Sign-Up: Night Ringing

August 4, 2016 Uncategorized 6

Tour Sign-Up: Night RingingNight Ringing by Laura Foley
Published by Headmistress Press on January 11th 2016
Genres: Poetry
Amazon Goodreads

"I revel in the genius of simplicity" Laura Foley writes as she gives us in plain-spoken but deeply lyrical moments, poems that explore a life filled with twists and turns and with many transformations. Through it all is a search for a fulfilling personal and sexual identity, a way to be most fully alive in the world. From multicultural love affairs through marriage with a much older man, through raising a family, through grief, to lesbian love affairs, "Night Ringing" is the portrait of a woman willing to take risks to find her own best way. And she does this with grace and wisdom. As she says: "All my life I've been swimming, not drowning."
-Patricia Fargnoli, author of "Winter, Duties of the Spirit, " and "Then, Something

"I love the words and white space of poetry. I love stories even more. In this collection, Laura Foley evokes stories of crystallized moments, of quiet and overpowering emotion, of bathtubs and lemon chicken. The author grows up on the pages, comes of age, and reconciles past with present. Almost. Try to put the book down between poems to savor each experience. Try, but it won't be easy. -Joni B. Cole, author of "Toxic Feedback, Helping Writers Survive and Thrive"

Plain-spoken and spare, Laura Foley's poems in "Night Ringing" trace a life story through a series of brief scenes: separate, intense moments of perception, in which the speaker's focus is arrested, when a moment opens to reveal a glimpse of the larger whole. Memories of a powerful, enigmatic father, a loving but elusive mother, a much older husband, thread Foley's stories of childhood, marriage and motherhood, finally yielding to the pressure of her attention, as she constructs a series of escapes from family expectations, and moves toward a new life. In these lucid, intense poems, Foley's quiet gaze, her concentration, and emotional accuracy of detail, render this collection real as rain. -Cynthia Huntington, author of "Heavenly Bodies"

Foley's voice rings with quiet authority undercut by calamity, examining a life so extraordinary, she seems to have lived several people's lives, setting a high bar for poetic craft she meets, in great mystery perfectly expressed in the tiny, quotidian, "spent matches pressed on wet pavement," to soulful beauty, "as wind lifts/every shining wave"; in wisdom rooted in humor, from the deliciously funny "Flunking Jung," to self-deprecating wit, misreading "poetic" as "pathetic," reminding us wisdom is love, grown from self-compassion. -April Ossmann, author of "Anxious Music"


This book is touring 9/12 – 10/7.

The author is open to: Guest Posts, Interviews, Reviews, Spotlights, 10’s Lists, & Excerpts

Sept 12th

Cheshire Cat Looking Glass – Excerpt

Dee S White – Spotlight

 What is that Book About – Review

Sept 13th

Mythical Books – Excerpt

Sept 14th

Wise Words – GP

Sept 15th

Kissing Backwards – Review

Sept 16th

The Book Sirens – GP

Sept 17th

Dark Phantom Reviews – Spotlight

Sept 19th

The Serious Reader – Review

Sept 20th

Celtic Ladys Reviews – Spotlight

Sept 22nd

Wall to Wall Books – Review

Sept 23rd

Deal Sharing Aunt – Review

Sept 24th

My Crazy Bookish Life – Guest Post

Sept 25th

Sharon the Librarian – Excerpt

Sept 26th

Betwixt the Pages – Review

Sept 27th

Books for Bookz – Review

Archaeolibrarian – Excerpt

Sept 28th

Susan the Book Bag – Spotlight

Sept 29th

Reese’s Reviews – Spotlight

Sept 30th

Books Direct Online – Review

Oct 1st

Blogging with A – Review

Book Cover Junkie – GP

My Bookish Pleasures – Spotlight

Oct 2nd

JE Thompson Novel – Interview

Oct 3rd

Books Chatter – interview

Oct 4th

As the Page Turns – Interview

Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic – Spotlight

Oct 5th

Writer’s Life eMagazine – GP

Plug Your Book – Chapter reveal

Author Reader Book Corner – Spotlight

Oct 6th

As the Pages Turn – Spotlight

Story behind the Book – GP

Oct 7th

Beyond the Books – Spotlight

Read My First Chapter – Excerpt

About Laura Foley

Laura Foley is the author of five poetry collections. The Glass Tree won the Foreword Book of the Year Award, Silver, and was a Finalist for the New Hampshire Writer’s Project, Outstanding Book of Poetry. Joy Street won the Bi-Writer’s Award. Her poems have appeared in journals and magazines including Valparaiso Poetry Review, Inquiring Mind, Pulse Magazine, Poetry Nook, Lavender Review, The Mom Egg Review and in the British Aesthetica Magazine. She won Harpur Palate’s Milton Kessler Memorial Poetry Award and the Grand Prize for the Atlanta Review’s International Poetry Contest.

6 Responses to “Tour Sign-Up: Night Ringing”

Leave a Reply