Other Things that Grow by Kimberly Groninga

Other Things that Grow by Kimberly Groninga
(2010)

In this chapbook, Kimberly Groninga offers precise and insightful poems that examine aspects of daily life that are easy to miss, the unfamiliar and the illogical, in the everyday. As Groninga says of her work, "I like to think of it as finding artifacts and planting clues, preserving perspective for future readers." Click here to view a video adaptation of the poem “Looking Down the Barrel of a Flute.”

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Kimberly Groninga makes a splendid debut in her new chapbook of poetry Other Things that Grow. In this work, we learn to perceive the world with a more care and with a more precise lens. Groninga views common objects—the barrel of a flute—common experiences—falling asleep—and common places--a tree in her backyard--with unusual detail and insight. Groninga approaches her world from the angle of a fine sculptor to reveal the true essence of what we take for granted in the environment around us.

—Mary Swander, Poet Laureate of Iowa and author of The Girls on the Roof


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Other Things that Grow by Kimberly Groninga
32 pages, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2, saddle stitch, $7.95
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