It’s official. When the Light Turns Green, a 32 poem chapbook by Kenneth Pobo, accompanied by 12 full color illustrations by Stacy Esch, is now available for sale at lulu.com.
Molly Gaudry, author of We Take Me Apart and Desire: A Haunting, says “Within these meditations on death, loss, and pain, readers can find great comfort–gentle reminders that life also offers joy and beauty if only we seek and cultivate it. So read this book. Read this book. Read this book. I promise you this: You will not forget Ken Pobo’s ending poem. But wait for it. Read and savor each preceding poem slowly. And when you arrive at the close, be forewarned: You will bow your head, perhaps even touch your hand to your heart, and you will be reminded why you–why all of us–must daily strive to love more, and better.”
When the Light Turns Green is the 19th chapbook in Pobo’s distinguished career. Pobo has also published five collections of poems and teaches Creative Writing and English at Widener University in southeast Pennsylvania. Stacy Esch has published writing and artwork in wordriver, Turk’s Head Review, Oddball Magazine, and Ibbetson Street. She is a professor of English at West Chester University.
Charles Rammelkamp, author of Mixed Signals (Finishing Line Press) says the book “captures in a few deft strokes, the sweet sadness of human interactions. These poems stay with you after you drive away.”
When the Light Turns Green is available for sale as a print-on-demand book at lulu.com, and will soon be distributed through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and independent booksellers. An e-book version is also available at Apple’s iTunes bookstore, and additional e-book versions are in production, slated for release in Summer 2014.
When the Light Turns Green by Kenneth Pobo and Stacy Esch
64 pages, Paperback, full color
Spruce Alley was founded in 2013 and operates out of West Chester, Pennsylvania. The press publishes independent literature, audio, and artwork in print-on-demand and digital formats. When the Light Turns Green is its debut book title. For more information, contact sprucealley[@]gmail.com.