Palindrome refers to a word or sequence of words or numbers that read the same whether from the beginning or the end. Pauletta Hansel’s poetry collection, Palindrome, explores the ways in which her mother’s decline into dementia created a palindrome within their relationship. Join her for a reading from the book on this year’s Palindrome Day, 8/10/2018….
PAULETTA HANSEL is author of six poetry collections, including Palindrome (Dos Madres Press, 2017), poems and memoir in response to her mother’s dementia, winner of the 2017 Weatherford Award for best Appalachian poetry book. Her poems and prose have been featured in journals including Atlanta Review, Talisman, Appalachian Journal, Appalachian Heritage and Still: The Journal, and on The Writer’s Almanac, American Life in Poetry and Verse Daily. She is co-editor of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, the literary publication of Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. Pauletta was Cincinnati’s first Poet Laureate; she leads writing workshops and retreats in the Greater Cincinnati area and beyond. She blogs about the writing of Palindrome and other matters at https://paulettahansel.wordpress.com/.