When all else fails book cover

A book of poetry, “When All Else Fails,” written by Newport resident Lana Hechtman Ayers, will be published Monday, May 15 by The Poetry Box Press of Portland. An international book release reading is set for May 20 at noon on Zoom; details can be found at LanaAyers.com.

Newport resident Lana Hechtman Ayers is convinced that poetry saved her life. A prolific writer of poetry, she also describes herself as “a cat mama, dog mama, sky watcher, recovering coffee-addict and former New Yorker — as well as a poet, novelist, publisher and time travel enthusiast … obsessed with exotic flavors of ice cream, Little Red Riding Hood, and monochromatic cats and dogs.”

All that and more comes across in her heartfelt poems.

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