Elizabeth Kropf's Virtual Book Launch for What Mothers Withold

Sunday, February 7th, 4pm

Chap Book Launch & Celebration... on Zoom

Elizabeth Kropf

“What Mothers Withhold”

About this Event

Please join us for the launch of Elizabeth Kropf's debut poetry chapbook, what mothers withhold, just out from Finishing Line Press. What mothers withhold reveals what mothers sometimes withhold from their children. The poems hold stories of infertility, pregnancy, and birth. They hold what mothers carry in body and mind: grief, protectiveness, and the fiercest love. A thread of longing begins with mothers in the Bible, imagining with Madeline L’Engle, and arrives at what mothers hold closest: hope.

Elizabeth Kropf earned her Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Perelandra College and was honored to learn from writers Ken Kuhlken and Gary Swaim. Kropf's poems have appeared in a number of publications, including The Texas Poetry Calendar, the DEFY! Anthology by Robocup Press, and several editions of di-verse-city, the anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival, and her poetry has won awards from the Austin Poetry Society and Poetry Society of Texas.

After moving to Austin with her husband in 2001, she was fortunate enough to join the welcoming poetry community where she was encouraged to continue writing, notably from the late Devorah Winegarten. She attends local poetry festivals, poetry readings at BookWoman, and has hosted a critique group for over ten years.

The poems in what mothers withhold were written over a span of over ten years, bookending the birth and babyhood of her delightful daughters. Kropf’s next book might be about fruit, pavement, or volcanoes. She is currently working on an ekphrastic poetry collaboration with artist Tamryn Spruill, who created the cover art for what mothers withhold.

 BookWoman is delighted to host this reading and will have copies of Kropf's books available. Cindy Huyser emcees. *Please note that if you order from the by calling or via email, store the cover price is $14.99 + tax.

Register here to attend, via Zoom: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-launch-what-mothers-withhold-by-elizabeth-kropf-tickets-138113514239

Event date: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
what mothers withhold Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646623938
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
(This book cannot be returned.) Please be sure you would like this title.
Published: Finishing Line Press - January 1st, 2021