Jenni Finlay releases her first chapbook of poetry, entitled Table For One (Mezcalita Press). Acclaimed author Brian T. Atkinson recently submitted the book's foreword. "Turn the page," he writes. "You'll learn life lessons in care and compassion and calling your own heart into action." Illustrations by the amazing Marc Harkness complement the poems, written during the months when Jenni was her father's caretaker during his cancer treatment and bone marrow transplant. The bittersweet vignettes are as humorous as they are heartwrenching. Get your autographed copy of Jenni's poetry debut NOW!
"Beyond good." - James McMurtry
"This is a thought-piece written by the daughter of a songwriter who was undergoing bone-marrow treatment for cancer. It is funny, poignant, sad, serious at various times. For a first chapbook, this is a great effort, well worth the small price." - SciMed Reviewer, College Station, TX
"When her late dad, Kent Finlay, was being treated for cancer in San Antonio, Jenni was the person who kept watch, doing what family members so often do--staying in mediocre motels, eating lots of meals in so-so cafes, memorizing daily therapeutic regimens, commiserating with others keeping a similar vigil. In the process, she also spent her down time--such as it was--in restaurants at a "table for one," recording the experience in what would become a collection of poems that are poignant, wickedly funny at times, and above all, exquisitely real. Their power lies not just in their brevity and their honesty, but also in the telling details that enable us to recognize one of our own. It's a keeper." - Susan Hanson ( What Wilderness Is This: Women Write about the Southwest; Icons of Loss and Grace: Moments from the Natural World)
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Jenni Finlay co-authored the forthcoming Kent Finlay, Dreamer (Texas A&M University Press, 2016) and served as contributing writer forPickers and Poets: The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters of Texas (Texas A&M University Press, 2016). Her Jenni Finlay Promotions business has shaped careers for several dozen iconic Americana music singer-songwriters for the past decade.
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