Ed Zahniser Book Signing and Reading Saturday, May 21

Ed Zahniser will sign copies of and read from his new book of poems at Four Seasons Books, 116 West German Street in Shepherdstown, this Saturday, May 21, at 1 pm.

Writing in “The Weekender,” Sonja James calls Zahniser “one of West Virginia’s most distinguished poets. His latest collection . . . is a dynamic and powerful demonstration of Zahniser’s prowess as a poet. . . .  ‘At the End of the Self-help Rope’ is a poignant and often witty book about the dynamics of therapy and the benefits of self-knowledge.”

“Washington Independent Review of Books” includes Zahniser’s new book in Poet Grace Cavalieri’s “Spring Round Up of the Best Poetry . . . Exemplars!”

“These poems celebrate the enduring beauty of the human spirit.” James writes. “Zahniser courageously makes the connection between pathos and satisfaction. This is a wise book. As a book demonstrating our potential for healing, this volume is magnificent and one of a kind.”

Zahniser emcees the annual “Left of the Bank” gala poetry fundraiser for Friends of Shepherdstown Library. With Tim Ross, he co-hosts the First Sundays Poetry Reading Series at Shaharazade’s Exotic Tea Room in Shepherdstown. Zahniser has been a featured poet at the Domestic Restaurant readings on the last Wednesdays of the month.

Ed Zahniser’s poetry has appeared in over a hundred venues in the U.S. and U.K., five books, and 10 anthologies. He was a founding editor of Some Of Us Press in Washington, D.C., and a former poetry editor of Wilderness magazine and Antietam Review. He edited and produced Artz and Kulchur of the Mountain State, and serves at poetry editor of the quarterly Shepherdstown’s “Good News Paper,” which he co-founded with Randall Tremba in 1979.