Synopses & Reviews
In FALLING FORWARD, her first full-length collection, Schumejda dissects human shortcomings with the admission that often "the truth is too heavy, folded like two hands in prayer, filled with weeds and regrets." While illustrating the perseverance of the human spirit and showing that "falling forward" is still forward progress, these poems invite you to indulge in the familiar threads that tie lives together.
About the Author
Rebecca Schumejda earned a BA from SUNY New Paltz and an MA in Poetics from San Francisco State University and currently lives with her husband and daughter in New York's Hudson Valley, where she teaches English for an alternative high school program. Her first chapbook, The Tear Duct of the Storm, was published by Green Bean Press in 2001. Her second collection, Dream Big, Work Harder, was published by sunnyoutside in 2006.