English professor publishes new book of poetry

"Portraits and Landscapes," a new book of poetry by Phyllis Doyle, RSM, of Portland will be published by Finishing Line Press in July. Sister Doyle is an associate professor of English at Saint Joseph's College and earned her doctorate in English at the University of Rhode Island. Her poetry has appeared in several publications and anthologies.

The book's poems evoke "astute landscapes and elegant portraits," according to Betsy Sholl, poet laureate of Maine. The collection represents the author's response to people and places that have strongly impressed her, including other authors and locations in England, Ireland and her native New England. The poems celebrate imagination and invite the reader to browse through a kind of picture gallery, to share in Doyle's response to its portraits and landscapes. According to Sholl, these evocative poems speak with "clarity and depth, and a passion all the more powerful for its understated grace."

The paperback can be ordered through finishinglinepress.com.

April 29, 2010
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu