National Poetry Month celebrates local poet’s new collection

April is National Poetry month and, celebration, The Brucedale Press will launch a new collection of poetry by Port Elgin resident Jennifer Frankum.

Sunday, April 14, the poet will be at Port Elgin Branch Library from 1:30 to 3:30 to read from and autograph copies of The Position of My Heart.

Retired after twenty-nine years teaching at Saugeen Secondary School, Jennifer Frankum sees former students in her daily life. A keen observer of human foibles, she hones in on telling details that set her poetry apart. This is her fourth collection of poetry, and she has also written a picture book for preschoolers, illustrated by former student Brianne Maas.

The new collection is edited by Corinne Robertston-Brown of Kincardine, and its striking and inviting cover design is by Phil McDonald of Port Elgin. Publisher Anne Duke Judd says, β€œThe Brucedale Press delights in showcasing the talents of area creators.”

People wanting to reserve copies, or who cannot attend the launch, can contact the publisher by emailing or leaving a message at 519-832-6025.


book details:

1. The Position of My Heart ISBN 9781896922829 100 pages $16.00 quality softcover