Marilyn Zelke-Windau writes of the ordinary in a highly extraordinary way in her debut collection of free verse poetry. She experiments with language, imagery, texture, and narrative in in each of the book's five sections, delivering poems that are both powerful and unexpected. Nineteen poems are illustrated with pen and ink drawing by the poet herself, making this unique collection stand out. 2009-2010 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Marilyn L. Taylor says, "Momentary Ordinary is a splendid book, primarily because Marilyn Zelke-Windau is one of those rare poets with the ability to convey images of the everyday in exceptionally high relief. Among the fine poems collected here, one describes a vast landscape as a kaleidoscope of dark tree lines, feather-edged foliage, while another zooms in on a pudgy dog with cork-short legs. With this kind of crisp precision, along with a bracing lack of sentimentality, each of the book's five sections offers a provocative take on the real world. Don't miss this one."
Author: Marilyn Zelke Windau Publisher: Pebblebrook Press Published: 12/11/2014 Pages: 134 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.45lbs Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.31d ISBN: 9780692331439
About the Author As a Wisconsin poet, born and raised in Chicago, Marilyn Zelke-Windau has never lived far from Lake Michigan. That lakescape, cityscape, and landscape figure prominently in her work. She likes to make up stories and write about "caught" moments in time. Her poetry can be found in many printed and online venues, including Stoneboat, Verse Wisconsin, Seems, Your Daily Poem, Qarrtsiluni, and Midwest Prairie Review. Her chapbook Adventures in Paradise was published by Finishing Line Press in 2014.