DESIRE LINES is Marie Harris' fifth book of poetry—work written over more than a decade. The collection also includes poems commissioned during her tenure as NH Poet Laureate as well as other public poems that have appeared on sculptures, in parks, on postcards and billboards, and even on Twitter!
About the Author
Marie Harris is also an anthologist who, with her co-editor Kathleen Aguero, edited one of the earliest multicultural anthologies of contemporary American poetry: AN EAR TO THE GROUND (Univ of Georgia Press). She has written three children's books: G is for GRANITE, A NH Alphabet Book; PRIMARY NUMBERS, A NH Number Book; and THE GIRL WHO HEARD COLORS a book about synesthesia. It was named Outstanding Work of Children's Literature by the NH Writers Project in 2016. Marie's research on the alphabet book led her to discover Henniker native Amy Cheney Beach, America's first female composer, herself a synesthete, and she has created a performance in words and music based on the composer's life.