Thursday, May 14, 2009

Baskets of Tomorrow by Martin Willitts Jr.

Martin Willitts Jr. chapbook of twelve poems, Baskets of Tomorrow, is about farm areas and nature, as well as simple relationships in rural areas.  Some of the poems are based on artwork about this simple life.


Martin Willitts, Jr. was born in 1949. He graduated from Syracuse University with a MLS in Information Studies in 1982. He is currently a Senior Librarian in upstate New York. He is a visual artist of Victorian and Chinese paper cutouts. He was one of nine winners of the international 2003 John Cotton Dana Award for library programs and publicity. He was nominated for three Pushcart Awards. He is the winner of the 2007 Chenango County Council of the Arts Individual Artist Award funded by the New York State Council on the Arts. He is co-editor of
Martin Willitts, Jr. has print chapbooks "Falling In and Out of Love" (Pudding House Publications, 2005), “Lowering Nets of Light” (Pudding House Publications, 2007), “The Garden of French Horns” (Pudding House Publications, 2008); online chapbooks "Farewell--the journey now begins" on (, 2006), “News from the Front” (, 2007), “Words & Paper” (, 2008); a full length book "The Secret Language of the Universe" (March Street Press, 2006), and edited a poetry anthology about cancer, “Alternatives to Surrender” (Plain View Press, 2007). His second full length book of poetry is “The Hummingbird” (March Street Press, 2009). 

24 pages, 12 poems
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