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Biting the Apple by [Greensfelder, Jeanie]
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Get ready! Get ready to experience how poems linking surprise to feeling fire-up your own creative synapses. These poems possess a crisp, bright, wetness - a delicious sense of Eros. Greensfelder's poems are exactly what one wants and expects when biting the apple, when living this whole life.
--John Fox, author of Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making and Founder of The Institute for Poetic Medicine

This delightful collection spans nearly 70 years of the poet's experience tasting apples in the Garden of her life, beginning with her earliest memories as a child of three and ending with observations about grandchildren. As good poetry should, these poems evoke insights about ourselves and the light and dark world of which we are all apple-biting by-products.
--Margaret Van Every, author of A Pillow Stuffed with Diamonds (2011) and Saying Her Name (2012)

In this coming of age and beyond book, Greensfelder writes with humor and charm. Federico Garcia Lorca said the essence of poetry was in "el vulnerado." Biting the Apple reveals this vulnerability from the child who faces life's pain to the adult who finds survival skills. Biting the Apple is a delightful and moving verse memoir.
--Glenna Luschei, Past Poet Laureate San Luis Obispo, Editor & Publisher of Solo Press

In Biting the Apple, a collection of 50 poems, Jeanie Greensfelder explores her interior life as easily and fearlessly as one might explore the familiar interior of one's own house.  Intelligent, introspective, surprisingly funny, and compelling, it's like a freshly opened box of chocolates, begging us to read just one more. Greensfelder reveals herself in such a way that we can see our own souls reflected in hers, and thus recognize that we are all, as psychiatrist Harry Stack Sullivan said, "... simply much more human than otherwise."
-- Susan Stewart, Say It Right, Journal Plus Reviewer


With subtleties of dark and light, Greensfelder's poems tell a universal story about the choices that women make. She pauses on the in-between moments and explores what they may hold, how they might offer up a chance to define something in the essence of what's moving around them. Yet, above all, she tells the story of a woman who chose, early on, to taste the forbidden fruit. And she found flavor there.
--Ellee Prince, Alimentum, The Literature of Food

About the Author

Jeanie Greensfelder grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. A psychologist, she seeks to understand herself and others on this shared journey, filled, as Joseph Campbell wrote, with sorrowful joys and joyful sorrows. Now living on the central coast of California with her husband Andy, she writes poetry.

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  • File Size: 598 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Penciled In; 1 edition (August 1, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01387CIV0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,957,391 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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