FRANCINE MARIE TOLF is the author of Rain, Lilies, Luck, her first full-length collection of poetry, and Joliet Girl, a memoir. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals, including Water-Stone, Rattle, Spoon River, Poetry East, and Southern Humanities Review. She has received grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board; Barbara Deming Memorial/Money for Women; the Loft Literary Center; and the Elizabeth George Foundation. She holds an MA from Kansas State University and an MFA from the University of Minnesota.
“. . . a poet who possesses that which some literary critics would call “new eyes”—and she uses them to make observations about animals, nature, even antiquity, sometimes poking fun at herself in the manner of Charles Simic . . . particularly in the prose poems that plumb her personal life . . .” Read the Full Review by Diane M. Moore, A Word’s Worth Blog