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Bent 31 Poems by T. A. Price
"...clearly one of our state’s best poets."
—Foreword by Ron Rash
"As a linguist and translator, I have spent my life puzzling over the nature of patterns and the miracle of their representation in words. The ability to effect this miracle is—as we all know—accessible to the mind and pen of only a select few. I have had the pleasure of sitting for hours and hours with one of these few, T. A. Price, reading these gems aloud, sometimes not breathing, sometimes breathing deeply, sometimes weeping. I hope many others can have this pleasure."
—Dwight Stephens, Ph.D, Shingle Hollow, North Carolina
"T. A. Price’s poetry is approached with trepidation, for you know you will lose yourself in the words, you will find yourself thrown into the world she has created with them."
—Vanessa Seijo, Puerto Rico
Bent 31 Poems is a slim collection with themes that share a glimpse of the personal and a touch of the rural. Readers often say they read and reread Price's poetry, and that each reading adds a new layer of meaning. In the foreward, distinguished poet, short story writer, and novelist Ron Rash, author of Serena and many other notable works, has acclaimed T.A. Price as one of North Carolina's best poets.
T.A. Price, poet, reader, writer, soap crafter, lives in Rutherfordton, North Carolina, where she enjoyed a long career as a distinguished teacher and school administrator. A former feature writer for Lake Lure's The Mountain Breeze, Price has also received first place awards for poetry in The Anuran and in Reflections literary magazines. She has been published in: WNC Woman, Rutherford County News, Survivor's Review, The Advocate, Fictionique, Open Salon (Scupper), and Our Salon. Prior publications include two chapbooks, and one collection of verse, Perennial Heart.
She is a member of North Carolina Poets Society and North Carolina Writers' Network.