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Martha Treichler Available Books



2010

Black Mountain to Crooked Lake:

Poems 1948-2010, with a Memoir

of Black Mountain College



2011

Living on a Dirt Road




2014

Variations on a Theme




2016

We Have Reached Home




2018

Conversations with the Famous




Introduction


For twenty-five years, I worked as a Dietitian in nursing homes in Steuben and neighboring counties. We tried to make each of our elderly Residents as happy and as comfortable as possible. Of course, we could not make them young again; we started where they were, and worked from there. Some of their stories became poems for me, full of humor and of tragedy.

                                — Martha Treichler

Mrs. Vail

“Stop, Nurse!” says Mrs. Vail,
“I want to tell you something!”
Nurse stops and smiles,
Mrs. Vail says, “I am John Vail’s mother.”
Nurse smiles, says, “I know that.”
Mrs. Vail says, “And, I want to be your mother, too.”
Nurse smiles, says, “That would be nice.

I would like that.”
Mrs. Vail wheels off down the hall
happy as a child with a lollipop.


Garden of the Old

is a 28 page hand-stitched chapbook - $10.00

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Introduction


The title of this book is the title of a poem I wrote in 2018 at the age of 89 for Just Poets’ annual anthology, Le Mot Juste.  Both the poem and the book are about being old. Since getting old is likely different for each of us, this is, of course, about my own aging.


Hanging by a Limb


Year by year
the limb sags a little;

year by year
my hands slip a little;

year by year
my arms tire;

but the view is spectacular.


Hanging by a Limb

is an 84 page hand-stitched paperbook w/spine - $16.00

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Just Released!

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Join Martha for a Live Facebook Book Release Reading of Hanging by a Limb on 3/22!

Join the event below and we’ll set up a live feed that afternoon direct from Martha’s house.

https://www.facebook.com/events/212557886728596/

Here’s a link to an article by Bill Kauffman about Martha Treichler and Black Mountain College:

https://spectator.us/remarkable-martha-treichler-black-mountain/

Treichler HL

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