Ordinary Things

The cover of the original Green Edition

Ordinary Things

by Jenny Billings Beaver

ISBN 978-1-61019-213-2 (Green Edition) $6 + $1 shipping
ISBN 978-1-61019-015-2 (eBook Edition) $0.99
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In this collection, Jenny Billings Beaver takes us on a journey through her ordinary world filled with ordinary things, things turned extraordinary through twists of fate and perception. Riding to art lessons, sitting in church, watching a movie, answering the phone—these simple activities take on new significance in the context of a life in which the unexpected routinely occurs.

These are poems that distract us from the horrors and clutter of the larger world and guide us back to the small moments in life that are, perhaps, the only ones that truly matter.

~Cathy Smith Bowers

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Despite the title, Jenny Billings Beaver’s debut collection is far from “ordinary.” These poems create a thorough and vivid emotional narrative that draws the reader in and resonates with the reader long after the turning of each page. Charming and frightening, powerful and comforting, the poems from Ordinary Things celebrate, simply, the endurance of living.

~Dominique Traverse Locke, author of The Goodbye Child and No More Hard Times



Jenny Billings Beaver is a native Charlottean, with an MFA in Creative Writing in Poetry from Queens University of Charlotte and a BA in English from Wake Forest University. She lives in Charlotte, NC currently with her husband, Justin, and Shih Tzu, Tola.

Her work has appeared or is to appear in Referential Magazine, Southern Women’s Review, The Penwood Review, H.O.D., Sliver of Stone, Poets for Living Waters, Girls with Insurance, vox poetica, The Dead Mule of Southern Literature, Writer’s Advice, issue.ZERO, Fox Chase Review, and many more. Her online chapbook, With or Without., was published by The Dead Mule of Southern Literature in April 2012. She worked as the poetry editor for Referential Magazine from 2011 to 2012, as well.

She currently works full-time as an English professor and the English Division Chair at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and part-time as a Director at NOMAD Aquatics and Fitness.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Sam Sowardd says:

    I would love to be notifier as soon as the ebook is available!!!

    1. Cool! We’ll definitely drop you line as soon as it is ready:-)

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