TRYING TO REMEMBER is a powerful and timely book. It will be a permanent part of the literature of Alzheimer's Disease. Like all good books, and especially this one, it is against forgetting. --Thomas Lux, author of God Particles
...Crossman's structural curiosity has enabled her to articulate the mind of someone with Alzheimer's, both with its connections and deep disconnections. These poems are deeply moving and necessary. --Stuart Dischell, author of Backwards Days
...Crossman writes of the deterioration of her grandmother in free, formal and nonce forms, each expertly handled... fused poetic sensibility and scientific matter into an ineluctable memorial. --Michael Salcman, author of The Enemy of Good is Better
About the Author
Author, poet, and educator
, Anne Crossman made her publishing debut with GETTING THE BEST OUT OF COLLEGE: A Professor, a Dean, and a Student Tell You How to Maximize Your Experience (Ten Speed Press, 2008), which now has a second edition on its way in 2012. She has a third book forthcoming in 2011, STUDY SMART, STUDY LESS (a compact guide making learning fast, fun, and memorable by helping students identify and work to their study strengths). TRYING TO REMEMBER is her first book of poems. After studying at Stanford and Duke Universities
, earning a BA in English and a Certificate of Education, Anne began a career in education by teaching in public high schools, military barracks, and around kitchen tables to students ranging from academic underdogs to honor society prodigies. Anne has taken time off from her day job to write while raising a family with her husband in sunny California.