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Before the Ink is Dry, Poems by Martha Deborah Hall

Family, memory, love, sorrow: these are the stuff of life and poems, and Martha Deborah Hall captures their essence in words before her ink runs dry.

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In Before the Ink Is Dry, Martha Deborah Hall grapples with the challenges and unexpected gifts offered in the later stages of life. With innovative language and fresh imagery tied to the specific and the sublime, Hall explores the inner landscape and the outer world, making both come alive. Hall’s poems are filled with lovely music, gentle humor, and the richness of hard-won experience that invites the reader into her world. In this heartfelt collection, Hall asks the hard questions about how to live a good and meaningful life, and finds the answers in a life filled with strength and hope and, most importantly, love.”—Deborah Murphy

Martha Deborah Hall's poems appear in numerous national journals including, Bellowing Ark, Common Ground Review, Las Cruces, Old Red Kimono, Tale Spinners, Tapestries, The Poet's Touchstone and Watch the Eye. She is the winner of the 2005 John and Miriam Morris Chapbook contest for her collection Abandoned Gardens. The Garbo Reels chapbook was published by Pudding House Press. Plain View Press published three books, Two Grains in Time and My Side of the Street in 2009 and Inside Out, published and nominated for a Pushcart Award in 2011. In 2012 D-N Publishing published White Out, Hall's book on suicide and drugs. Hall's fifth book, Heading Toward Silver Dust has been published in 2012 by Plain View Press. In October, 2013, Finishing Line Press published Hall's chapbook titled Mooring Lines. Also, in 2013 Plain View Press published Hall's book titled, The Weight of Light. Hall was honored by the New Hampshire Poet Laureate to be one of NH's featured poets. She is a member of the Manchester New Hampshire Poets Unbound group. She is a member of the Academy of American Poets and The Poetry Society of New Hampshire and the Monadnock Writer's Group. She is a past President of the Amherst Junior Women's Club, was the Amherst Chairman for Ronald Reagan's bid for the presidency and was Communications Director for Alexander Haig when he ran for President. Hall holds degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University (Class of 1963) and Columbia University (Class of 1967) and is presently a Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Amherst, NH. Hall's books may be purchased through Barnes and Noble and the Toadstool Bookstores in NH and through her various publishers.

ISBN: 978-1625492142, 112 pages

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