Midlife Abecedarian by Melissa Fite Johnson



Midlife Abecedarian is a nostalgic collection that takes the reader on a journey through time. It provides a template for a life well-lived, even if you’re only halfway through. Conjuring memories and a sense of satisfaction and comfort, Midlife Abecedarian is a map to things remembered and things best left forgotten. It does not reminisce on the one that got away, instead it shows the reader that the one who stayed is the one to build a life with. With a keen eye for making the ordinary extraordinary, Melissa Fite Johnson pulls the reader into her world, which may not be cool to the high schoolers she teaches, but it is a world you’ll find yourself reflected back in. And it is a world you’ll want to return to, again and again.

Available for pre-order, books will ship late March 2024!

About the author:

Melissa Fite Johnson is the author of three full-length collections, most recently Midlife Abecedarian (Riot in Your Throat, 2024). Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Pleiades, HAD, Whale Road Review, SWWIM, and elsewhere. Melissa teaches high school English in Lawrence, KS, where she and her husband live with their dogs.

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Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 9 × 0.75 in