Ona has shared the truth about mothering her son with Literary Mama readers in poems such as The Impatient Mother and Shared Custody. Now she turns her honest eye to explore the experience of loss and daughterhood. In Left Standing, a chapbook from Finishing Line Press' New Women's Voices Series, Ona uses her gift for creating evocative images to bring the reader along on a journey of loss and renewal.
If you are in or around NYC, you can catch Ona reading from Left Standing at Morans, 501 Garden Street in Hoboken, NJ, on September 19th at 8 p.m. Also featured that evening is John Amen, editor of The Pedestal Magazine.
You'll have a second chance to hear Ona reading on September 23rd at 8 p.m. at Symposia Community Bookstore, 510 Washington Street in Hoboken, where she will read with poet and memoirist, Dan Simpson.
If you can't make it to one of the readings, then don't miss the opportunity to read her newest work in Left Standing. The book is available online through Finishing Line Press or by sending $12.00 check or money order to Finishing Line Press, PO Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324. You'll be glad you took this journey along with Ona.