Geraldine Mills & Lisa C. Taylor

The Other Side Of Longing

ISBN: 9781851320141

In summer 2009, two award-winning poets, Lisa C. Taylor from Connecticut, and Geraldine Mills from Galway, came to a little cottage in Carna on the west coast of Ireland to forge a link between their lives. The Other Side of Longing celebrates this collaboration.

With the Atlantic Ocean as the central metaphor, they explore themes of culture, folklore, flora and fauna through a series of poems of call and response, weaving in and out of their own internal and external landscapes. This collaboration of poems is infused with each other’s experience in all its humanity, while retaining the individual voice and lyrical honesty.

Geraldine Mills is a poet and short story writer. Her poetry collections are Unearthing your Own (Bradshaw Books, 2001), Toil the Dark Harvest(Bradshaw Books, 2004) and An Urgency of Stars (Arlen House, 2009). Her short fiction collections are Lick of the Lizard (Arlen House, 2005) and The Weight of Feathers (Arlen House, 2007). She won the Hennessy/Sunday Tribune New Irish Writer Award and is a recipient of the Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship.

Lisa C. Taylor is the author of two collections of poetry, Falling Open (Alpha Beat Press) and Talking to Trees (Finishing Line Press), which was nominated for the L.L. Winship PEN New England Award. Her poems have appeared in many literary journals and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine.