Petaluma author, Sandra Anfang, has released her latest poetry book, “Looking Glass Heart,” and is holding a book release party on July 12 as part of the Rivertown Poets series at Aqus Café in Petaluma. The event starts at 6:15 p.m., and will also include poetry by Sonoma County Poet Laureate Bill Vartnaw.

“Looking Glass Heart” is a collection of 18 poems that embrace the metaphor of mirrors, from personal reflections to nature poetry. All poems allude to universal experiences, including imperfection, relationships, love and loss.

“Each poem is uniquely crafted to delicately take us through the byways of our inner selves. With each turn of the page, you will find meaning in stories told about mothers and mirrors and sisters huddled at the kitchen table. You will find chalkboard fables and settle into the places where moths hover,” Connie Post, Poet Laureate Emerita of Livermore (2005-09) wrote about “Looking Glass Heart.”

Anfang is a local teacher in the California Poets in the Schools program, and the founder and hose of the Rivertown Poets series, A-Muse-ing Mondays, held at Aqus Café every first Monday of each month.

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