Announcing Parks & Points First Book, Wayfinding

My husband Derek and I are thrilled to announce the publication of our first book, Wayfinding. Published by the venerable Finishing Line Press, Wayfinding is a collection of poems inspired by parks and public lands. More than 50 poets share moments of transformation and wonder alongside photography and design by Derek and Nicholas Wright, and short essays by Amy Beth and Derek Wright. This is a striking color print book of poetry and the perfect gift for outdoors enthusiasts and readers alike who enjoy the intersection of parks and poetry.


Praise for Wayfinding

Becky Lomax, author of Moon Guides’ Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 62 Parks, writes:

“When visiting national parks, we mostly rely on our visual senses to record the memory. But the poetry in Wayfinding touches other senses, wrapping the reader in bird chirps, campfire smells, and cool earthen textures. In doing so, the poems lure us into the interior journeys that shape our emotional connections to the parks.

The poetry, written by mostly published and award-winning poets, walks paths through dank cedar forests and red-walled canyons, below upthrusts of granite and through the soggy wetlands of the mind, reminding us that our park experiences are all different, yet all part of what the wild offers. The words focus our attention on both the inward and outward journey on public lands. They nudge us to experience the parks more fully–to slow down to let all of our senses engage with often-missed wonders.”

Check out Becky’s newest Moon Guide, to Glacier National Park, here.

About the Advance Sale Period…

As you may know, a book’s advance sales determine its future, including its press run and possibilities for wider distribution. If you are considering purchasing Wayfinding for yourself or as a gift, we encourage you to do it now, in April, while our pre-sale period is active. If the book seems like a good fit for a friend or family member, we hope you will let them know.

We appreciate your help in spreading the word about this collection! We are proud of the work within, and so grateful to the poets who have shared their writing with us.

Published by amybethwright

Amy Beth is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, and a writing professor at SUNY Purchase and The College of New Rochelle.

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