Mary Lou Sanelli

Immigrant’s Table

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Cooking. Poetry. “In this collection, Mary Lou Sanelli brings poems out of the ivory tower, straight to the family dinner table. No fast-food substitutes here, as the poet recreates a culture in which food preparation is a cherished ritual. Sanelli’s clear-eyed, yet loving, awareness of family members’ foibles, including her own, provides the reader with a menu that nourishes both body and spirit, a gourmet treat for the imagination” – Madeline Defrees.

Description

Cooking. Poetry. “In this collection, Mary Lou Sanelli brings poems out of the ivory tower, straight to the family dinner table. No fast-food substitutes here, as the poet recreates a culture in which food preparation is a cherished ritual. Sanelli’s clear-eyed, yet loving, awareness of family members’ foibles, including her own, provides the reader with a menu that nourishes both body and spirit, a gourmet treat for the imagination” — Madeline Defrees. THE IMMIGRANT’S TABLE is a beautiful collection of poems and recipes, an odd pairing until you read how Mary Lou Sanelli has managed it. In the hands of this adept poet, these seemingly disparate elements flow together like pasta sauce and garlic, like Chianti and cheese. Sanelli introduces her reader to her family in the most Italian of settings: around a table. And in introducing her family, she also reveals those long-held family recipes for a great meal as well as those for a strong and lively family.

 

Mary Lou Sanelli has published seven collections of poetry and two works of non-fiction, AMONG FRIENDS (Aequitas Books, 2009) and FALLING AWAKE (Aequitas Books, 2007). A WOMAN WRITING (Aequitas Books, 2015), is Mary Lou Sanelli’s newest title. Her regular columns appear in Seattle’s City Living MagazineArt Accessmagazine, as well as the Peninsula Daily News & Lilipoh health magazine. She has written for the Seattle Times, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Morning Edition, National Public Radio, Seattle’s NPR station KUOW FM, and many other publications and radio stations. She works as a successful literary speaker and is booked at regional and national conferences and many other venues. She is also a master teacher of Lyrical style Jazz Dance and teach classes & workshops throughout the world. She lives in Seattle.

Additional information

Weight 5.4 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.2 × 8.8 in
Format

Paperback

Author

Mary Lou Sanelli

ISBN

978-1-929355-15-0

Amazon

http://a.co/6A0bu5J

Original Language

English

Publish Date

1/1/2002

Page/Word Count

88 pages

Praise

also., and we're feeling confident that the following will break out of that region and spread throughout the nation. Mary Lou Sanelli knows how to deliver a poem, both on paper and in person. And with this book, WOMEN IN THE GARDEN. We've chosen to do that for the simple reason that she writes quality poems and she connects to her readers. She has developed a following in the Northwest, you'll discover that she knows how to deliver a recipe

Imprint

PBS

2 reviews for Immigrant’s Table

  1. Madeline DeFrees

    Sanelli’s clear-eyed awareness of family members’ foibles provides the reader with a menu that nourishes body and spirit.

  2. From former publisher, Jack Estes

    We’ve published Mary Lou Sanelli’s latest book just one year after publishing her earlier work, WOMEN IN THE GARDEN. We’ve chosen to do that for the simple reason that she writes quality poems and she connects to her readers. She has developed a following in the Northwest, and we’re feeling confident that the following will break out of that region and spread throughout the nation. Mary Lou Sanelli knows how to deliver a poem, both on paper and in person. And with this book, you’ll discover that she knows how to deliver a recipe, also.

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