While the Kettle's On

While the Kettle's On, published by Little Balkans Press, is Melissa Fite Johnson's first book of poetry.  

"While the Kettle's On openly, whimsically and originally explores homecoming, whirling its journey through past generations, the present body, making home, unmaking the self, and everyday love. This strong first collection lands on what is, and what is behind what is, from the tree in the present that will one day be gone, to the grandmother once young, choosing "this future, this little life." Melissa Fite Johnson helps us see the large world encapsulated in the gestures and glances of even the smallest moments of this little or big life, including what losses damage even fresh air and what graces give us back all we are. In essence, the whole collection is about love, and how to recognize it when it shines through the moments that matter."
~ Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate

Author: 

Melissa Fite Johnson