March 31, 2010
Enclosed please find a review copy of our new collection of poems The Etymology of Spruce by Joyce Wilson.
The Etymology of Spruce has received high praise from Lloyd Schwartz, Fred Marchant, and Ellen Davis, who all read the original manuscript. As with all our projects, we have worked hard together—author, artist, editor, designer, printer—to make the final product a work of art with an artistically designed cover and good quality paper.
Joyce Wilson has been an active participant in the poetry communities in Boston and Cambridge and on the South Shore. For over a decade, she has edited The Poetry Porch, a magazine on the Internet for poets, teachers, and students. She teaches English at Suffolk University. Her poems have appeared in many journals, among them Agni, Antigonish Review, Harvard Review, and Poetry Ireland. She has given readings of her original poetry in venues from Cambridge to Brockton to Provincetown. This is her first book of poems.
Rock Village Publishing specializes in memoirs, cookbooks, legends, folklore, local history, and occasionally poetry. The Etymology of Spruce is our sixth poetry publication. We have published collections by the poets Faye George, Diana Lee Vielli, and Pamela Perkins-Frederick, emphasizing quality over quantity as we pursue our dedication to “Preserving Our New England Heritage.”
Thank you and best wishes,
Edward and Yolanda Lodi
Copies of The Etymology of Spruce may be purchased from
Joyce Wilson, 158 Hollett Street, Scituate, MA 02066, 781-545-0731
Buttonwood Books, Shaws Plaza Route 3A, Cohasset, MA 02025 781-383-2665.