Friday, October 16, 2009

Frolander open house rescheduled for 10/26

This news comes from Gaydell Collier in Sundance:

All are invited to a book signing and open house honoring award-winning Sundance poet Patricia Frolander on Monday, October 26, from 4-7 p.m. at the Community Room of the Crook County Public Library in Sundance. The event was rescheduled due to an earlier postponement.

Hosted by Bearlodge Writers and friends of the poet, the open house will debut Frolander's new chapbook, Grassland Genealogy (Finishing Line Press, July 2009).

Frolander is celebrating more than a new book. She was recently notified that her poem, "Father, when You call," was named the 2009 winner of the 17th Annual National Senior Poets Laureate Competition, sponsored by Amy Kitchener's Angels Without Wings Foundation. The competition drew over 700 entries from all over the United States.

Frolander also learned recently that U. S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser (2004-2006) has selected her poem, "Denial," for use in his weekly column, American Life in Poetry, supported by the Poetry Foundation. Frolander's piece will appear in June 2010. Her work has been published in a number of anthologies and periodicals, and she gives readings and presentations around Wyoming and South Dakota.

Grassland Genealogy will be available for purchase at the signing. You may also pick up a copy from the author or your favorite local bookstore, or order it from Backpocket Books, 364 Farrall Road, Sundance, WY 82729 (307-283-2665) for $14 plus $2 shipping and handling. It is also available from the publisher, Finishing Line Press, at