The Perfume of Leaving
Physical and spiritual, visible and invisible merge in places where "ghosts swarm," and where the "moment of blessing, moment of sorrow" are one and the same. Poems running wild in the landscape of the heart.
About KB Ballentine (Chattanooga, Tennessee Author)
Ballentine’s fifth collection, Almost Everything, Almost Nothing, was published in 2017 by Middle Creek Publishing. Two collections, The Perfume of Leaving and What Comes of Waiting, won the 2016 and 2013 Blue Light Press Book Awards. Published in many print and online journals, her work also appears in In Plein Air (2017), Carrying the Branch: Poets in Search of Peace (2017), River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the Twenty-first Century (2015), Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VI: Tennessee(2013) and Southern Light: Twelve Contemporary Southern Poets (2011).
Ballentine received her MFA in Poetry from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. She currently teaches high school English, theatre, and creative writing and adjuncts for a local college.
Learn more about KB Ballentine at www.kbballentine.com.