Prose and Poetry

A wintery poem from Lune de Miel, Paris honeymoon, marriage, aging, and how the past maps itself out in pieces to be collected when you get there.  At the Café Select Rue Montparnasse bustles outside the café window. It seems that there are very few hours of daylight in the Paris winter, though perhaps when […]

Is poetry too hard? Amy Nawrocki, Hamden poet, gives a resounding NO and explains why

Preparing for tomorrow’s class, I remembered this essay from 2012 posted on Books New Haven: Why are people so afraid of poetry? That’s a question that’s been plaguing poet Amy Nawrocki, of Hamden. Now, with her new collection, Lune de Miel, being released in August, she talks … Source: Is poetry too hard? Amy Nawrocki, […]

34 km from Paris

To celebrate the forthcoming publication of my husband Eric D. Lehman‘s novella Shadows of Paris, I’m posting this poem, not of Paris exactly, but when you read Shadows, you’ll know why this poem makes sense. The characters in his beautifully crafted story also “know something of transformation,” but that’s all I’ll say. You should discover […]


This poem originally appeared in Lune de Miel, published by Finishing Line Press, 2012. Mistral Two battered boots wait near the sloped steps that tilt toward Vincent’s room in Arles. On the back of a wobbly chair hangs a solitary straw hat glimpsing handprints thickly smeared on the doorknob. Curled tubes of cadmium spill the […]