Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Friday, June 29, 2012

Poetry Friday: Puckered Pears

Puckered Pears

Unripe, you dangle 
and pucker as I walk by,
sour as can be. 

Lorie Ann Grover, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Poetry Friday: Tranquility


I lift a petal 
and see you sleep forever,
folded in softness. 

by Lorie Ann Grover, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Poetry Friday: Memory's Shimmer

Memory's Shimmer

Your reflection walks
across wet sand, shimmering
before time's white tide. 

by Lorie Ann Grover, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

At the Barre, Marquee Magazine

I remember the photographer choosing me from the Company class, to stretch behind my ballet master, Thomas Armour. I'm guessing it was 1979. The photo eventually ran in Marquee magazine April/May 1983. I don't know if it ran for several years, or maybe they held onto it for 4 years. Either way, I have this one copy which has seen better days, but it still holds the moment.

The ad included a quote from Mr. Armour: "Dance is moving toward the center now - classical has incorporated some of modern's techniques, and modern takes from the classics. But you don't throw out the classics."

As I sit down and enjoy this season's So You Think You Can Dance, I realize his words were spot on. And how wonderful the dance world is broader than ever now. Back then for me, it was strict ballet. I still can feel that cool barre against my warm ankle as the Miami sun streamed in, and how Mr. Armour's smile was infectious. Here's to beautiful dancing days!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Poetry Friday: Aunt Liz

Aunt Liz

Guardian living
fully while poised to deflect
all threats to her own. 

Lorie Ann Grover, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Poetry Friday: While Washing Dishes in Italy

While Washing Dishes in Italy

Worn mottled tiles,
frayed cloth, and black iron curls
guard her cool, dusk dreams.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2012

My dear friend, Dia Calhoun is touring Italy. This is a recent photo she snapped from her apartment in Milan. Ciao!