Just in! The first collaboration with Gail, a chapbook, This Hard Business of Living, about the early months of the pandemic, has been accepted for publication in the Summer Kitchen Series with Seven Kitchens Press. Look for it in early summer 2021!
Honey from the Sun is the latest book from Patrice Claeys and Gail Goepfert. Combining beautifully styled color photography and quirky poems, Honey from the Sun shows us fruits as we’ve never seen them before. Each of Patrice’s 23 short poems explores a different fruit from a distinctly human angle. And Gail’s photos imaginatively capture the personalities of these natural beauties that sweeten our lives.
This book is so lovely, thanks. —Just what the doctor ordered during these divisive times—fruit and poems!” -- Lisa Sullivan
“I love the pictures, and the words are like little hard candy drops melting on the tongue. It’s so beautiful! And very soothing somehow.” --Carrie Kaufman
“I’m planning to read some each morning with my coffee.” --Anne Gabrielle
“The book looks absolutely stunning. I am so excited to read it.” --Susanne Hoover
“I LOVE this book!” --Jaikie Ceisel
“I am SO enjoying this!” --Mary Morely
“These photos are gorgeous. I needed this and didn’t even know.” --Colleen Bent
“OMGosh, I LOVED it! The artwork/photography was so interesting and beautiful and, of course, paired with your poetry... well, what else can I say. Everytime I thought, "This one is my favorite", I'd come across another I liked as much or more... then another, then another.” --Dawn Boyer