SHELLBACK One of the Best Books of 2021!

JEANNE-MARIE OSTERMAN’S SHELLBACK ONE OF THE BEST INDIE BOOKS OF 2021

Courageous, insightful, and unsettling poems about war and family ties.

Kirkus Reviews

San Mateo, 17 December 2021 — Paloma Press proudly shares that Kirkus Reviews has named Jeanne-Marie Osterman’s Shellback one of the Best Books of 2021! The announcement was made in the December 15 issue of Kirkus Reviews Magazine. Shellback has also earned a Kirkus Star four months after it was released on February 1st.

Jeanne-Marie Osterman is the author of There’s a Hum (Finishing Line Press) and All Animals Want the Same Things, winner of the Slipstream Press 34th Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition. Her poems have appeared in Borderlands, New Ohio Review, Cathexis Northwest, 45th Parallel Magazine, and elsewhere. A Pushcart-nominated poet, Osterman is finalist for the 2018 Joy Harjo Poetry Award and 2017 Levis Prize in Poetry. She is poetry editor for Cagibi, a journal of prose and poetry.