Resting in the Familiar, by Christine Kendall
From the author: "The title of this volume is drawn from the comfort of recalling family stories. My poetry covers experiences early on as an Air Force brat up to the present. A few events were uncomfortable, such as a drill of being loaded onto school buses in case our country came under nuclear attack, or my experience in the 2014 Carlton Complex fires. As it says in the first poem, I write about what I see outside my windows: the bay view from my Bellingham residence offers up boats and birds, while for my rural home in Central Washington it's Black Angus, wildlife, and the unexpected."