Mar. 4, 2011 by David Low
Anne Whitehouse, parent of student Claire Whitehouse ’14, is the author of two recent poetry collections: Blessings and Curses (Poetic Matrix Press, 2009) and Bear in Mind (Finishing Line Press, 2010). Whitehouse received a BA degree from Harvard University and an MFA from Columbia University. For more about Ms. Whitehouse’s work, go to www.annewhitehouse.com.
Praise for Anne Whitehouse’s Poetry
Whitehouse crafts quietly elegant poems in which the seemingly simple surfaces contain striking profundities and deeply felt experience. These poems literally glow from within.
— John Vanderslice, Santa Fe Writers Project Journal
Both curses and blessings are illuminating, neither too full of sadness nor of joy, rather a perfect balance of what a life brings and what a perceptive heart has gleaned. [Whitehouse] writes with a sure hand, schooled in the craft of poetry so that what she has to impart has the right language to say it without interruption.
— Alabama Writers Forum
The elegance of simplicity that characterizes so many of these poems reminds me of Blake and Frost… [Whitehouse] discovers and reconstructs, extracts and adds the defining shapes to the beauty and terror of the everyday world.
— Jeffrey DeLotto, Gently Read Literature