“Circle. . .Home” is a collection of poetry and prose rooted in mid-Michigan. In part, it is a story of the land where five generations called home in DeWitt, Michigan, and on glacial landforms like the Mason Esker – an ancient riverbed stretching over the Greater Lansing Area.
“Circle. . .Home” also branches across North America, weaving legacies of ancestors – immigrant farmers and migrating mothers – with the continent’s historical and cultural legacies. Land use, generational cycles, and identity recovery are themes in this story about the present unfolding a future shaped by the past.
“Circle. . .Home” is the debut publication of the small press Femestiza. This publication is supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. Illustrations are by Linda Robinson.
“Circle. . .Home” was positively reviewed by Ray Walsh (Curious and Archives Bookshops) originally in the Lansing State Journal, and currently is available via Mittenlit.com.
The book is priced at $20, plus Michigan sales tax. It’s available at Everybody Reads Bookstore, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, and additional locations in the Greater Lansing Area:
- Coyote Wisdom Bookstore (north Lansing)
- Gibson’s Bookstore (downtown Lansing)
- Fenner Nature Center’s Explore Store (east-side Lansing)
Poetry collection launches small press
Lansing, MI – August 31, 2011. Melissa Dey Hasbrook releases the poetry collection “Circle…Home” on September 10, 2011, at 1:00pm at Everybody Reads Bookstore, 2019 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. With the book’s release, Hasbrook launches femestiza, a small press committed to publishing stories from the heart. This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. For more information about the event, visit the website http://deyofthephoenix.com or email melissahasbrook[at]gmail.com.
Melissa Dey Hasbrook
~ Updated January 9, 2014