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...this is a fun book to read-whimsical, nostalgic and rich in human understanding.
— Alice D'Alessio, author of "Walking the Tracks"

To purchase this book email me at wersted@gmail.com to et my address.
$10 plus shipping.


These words are like “signals from the stars,” lovely and surprising and filled with the stuff of good poetry: strong images, deft use of language and unerring need to have fun.
— Karla Huston, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2017-2018, author of GRIEF BONE

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Nowhere is poetry more vibrantly alive than right here in Wisconsin—the domain that we, the Hartford Avenue Poets, call home.
— Marilyn L. Taylor, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2008-2009

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Ed’s passionate and thoughtful words, strong images, and insightful questions step down off the soapbox and march poetically straight into our hearts, with much music and gravity.
— Bruce Dethlefsen, Wisconsin Poet Laureate 2011-2012