Therése Halscheid’s previous poetry collections include Powertalk, Without Home, Uncommon Geography—which won a finalist award for the Paterson Poetry Book Prize—and Greatest Hits, a chapbook award from Pudding House Publications.
She received her MA from Rowan and MFA from Rutgers University, and currently teaches for Atlantic Cape Community College, NJ. Through cultural exchange programs she has traveled widely, and taught in England and Russia. Through the Alaskan Arts Council, she had the privilege of working with an Inupiaq Eskimo tribe on White Mountain, as well as a residency in Homer.
For the past two decades, she has been house-sitting—caring for others’ homes and animals—while writing. This mobility, along with simple living, has helped her to sustain her writing life. Her photography chronicles her journey, and has been in juried shows.
In this new book of poems, Frozen Latitudes, she focuses on her father Charles, who survived for thirty years after his brain was severely damaged during heart surgery. He remained at home for most of that time under the care of the author and her mother. Woven among these pages are journey poems of Alaska and other locales, which share the interchangeability of nature and human nature.
A Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection
Eric Hoffer Award for Poetry (Honorable Mention)
DaVinci Award for Book Design (Finalist)
Montaigne Award (Finalist)
9 x 6-inch paperback