9781888160235, 82p, June, 2017

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All around us life is fermenting—wild and bubbling through air-locks & emotions

Fermentations is a bold and rising celebration of yeast, place, elements, and transformations. A journey through all your senses—hear a lady with a bronzed face and tangled grape vine hair tell rich and ancient stories. Smell the sweetness as a Moroccan baker sprinkles the streets of Paris with pasion after the November 2015 attack. Live the horrors of fracking, dodge bullets from gangsters, drink wine with colorful Sicilian immigrants. These poems intermingle fantasy, nightmares, good times, and the realities of our days.

Salvatore Marici is the author of the chapbook Mortals, Nature, and their Spirits and a poetry collection entitled Swish Swirl & Sniff. He was the Midwest Writing Center’s 2010 Poet-in-Resident. His poetry has appeared in Toasted Cheese, Descant (Canadian publication), Spillway, Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland, Earth’s Daughter and many others journals, magazines, and anthologies. In addition, both the Lee County Alliance for the Arts and the Midwest Writing Center have published broadsides of his poems. He has won several poetry contests, judged poetry contests, and taught poetry workshops. Marici served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and is a civil servant retiree as an agronomist.