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Poetic License





The daughter of Pulitzer Prize–winning poet, Richard Eberhart, confronts her family’s myths and her beloved father’s betrayals while finding her voice and establishing a legacy as a trusted consultant to executives.

“Cherington’s memoir presents a persuasive account of her effort to reckon with her past.

A contemplative memoir that talks about abuse and its aftermath.” 

—Kirkus Reviews

Poetic License is now available wherever books are sold!

Gretchen Eberhart Cherington's essays have been published in Crack The Spine, Bloodroot Literary Magazine, and Yankee Magazine, among others, and her essay “Maine Roustabout” was nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize. Cherington is a leader in her community, having served on twenty non-profit and corporate boards. Passionate about the outdoors, she most enjoys spending time with family and friends in wild places around the world. 

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