Dartmouth writer publishes new collection of poetry

Oct 2, 2019

Dartmouth writer Theresa Hickey has announced the publication of “Shy,” her third collection of poetry. 

“The poem collection is basically about discovering and learning to trust the small, inner voice in each of us,” Hickey wrote in an email. “So much clamors for our attention these days, that I think it is often overlooked.”

All of the poems in this new collection reflect a love of faith and family. 

The poem “December’s Children” is dedicated to children who died in the Sandy Hook School shootings of December 14, 2012, while other poems including “Something About Trees,” “Love Where do you Go” and “The Promise” reflect on death and dying.

The book is published by Finishing Line Press based in Georgetown, Kentucky and follows her first two collections of poetry, called “Raising the Child” and “Sighs of a Gracious Nature.”

According to a statement from the publisher, poems from these collections have appeared in a number of literary journals including New England Memories, Halcyon Days, Salem State University’s Sextant, and others.

Hickey, a former Salem State University arts administrator, is a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in South Dartmouth.

She developed and presents the “Creativity Knocks” workshop at the Encompass Community of Friend’s Academy in Dartmouth and Pelican Bay Women’s League Writers in Naples, FL.

Hickey and her husband Michael have four children and seven grandchildren.

For more information, contact Theresa at theresadhickey@gmail.com or visit the Finishing Line Press website at finishinglinepress.com.