Size: 6 x 9
Little Bouquet, A
A ZYZZYVA First Book
Geraldine C. Little
Review: ?Secular in her wisdom and sacred in her passions, Geraldine Little casts a net that reaches from Ireland to the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Calling words ?a beautiful plague that struck me down forever,? she will strike her readers with revelry of vocabulary and sensuousness of intellect, as well as with her fearless decision to meet poets from the past on their own ground. So much attracts her attention and vigilance that readers will find not only much to choose from, but much to care about in this well-crafted collection.?
?Geraldine C. Little left a legacy of excellent haiku and fine poetry that will forever be remembered and researched by anyone interested in the literature of the last decades of the twentieth century. As president of the Haiku Society of America, soon after its founding in 1968, she was a steady influence in the growth and development of haiku in English. This presentation of her many-faceted interests, ranging from nature and the arts, to history and social justice, is timely and of worth both to scholars and general readers.? L. A. Davidson
Bio: GERALDINE C. LITTLE was born in Ireland in 1923, and educated at Goddard College and Trenton State College. She served as vice-president of the Poetry Society of America and as president of the Haiku Society of America. Her poems and short stories received many awards, including a P.E.N. Syndicated Short Fiction award, and a Distinguished Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her work appeared in many journals and she taught English at Rutgers, Skidmore, Trenton State, and Burlington County College. She and her husband raised three sons in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, where she died in 1997.