ANNE WITH AN E AND ME
Wesley St. Jo
Copyright © Cecilia Ibardaloza
Release date: January 2018
Paperback, 32 pages
Contact: Aileen Cassinetto at firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNE WITH AN E & ME is a nod to what is true and pure and tween, “I wish to begin / the year / with clarity—/ my favorite word / next to / epiphany…” It’s about friendships, hopes, goals, boys, hair, big words and birthday stars. It is a tribute to Anne Shirley because if Anne were real and alive today, she’d be a kindred spirit.
Paloma Press is delighted to announce the release of ANNE WITH AN E & ME, an illustrated poetry book by Wesley St. Jo.
St. Jo is also the illustrator and co-author of BLUE, a whimsical poetry collection launched at the Library of Congress in September, and presented at the 4th Filipino American International Book Festival and at LITQUAKE’s Lit Crawl in San Francisco in October.
“When I was growing up, Anne of Green Gables was my heroine and role model. Years later, Wesley St. Jo’s collection of poetry describes the joyful “spirit” of Anne of the 21st century. She gives us an ear to the cadence of what is important to her Anne. Her poems capture the optimism, wit, passion, and intelligence that I loved so much about the Anne who I read when I was a young girl.” —Mary Kasimor, author of silk string arias & The Landfill Dancers
Review by Eileen Tabios
“I recommend ANNE WITH AN E & ME for making the reader smile… and smile about the book long after it’s been read. In the world of these poems, optimism never flags and that is quite a tonic for these days.”