"A book of poetry and photographs suitable for summer-day reading, whether that day exists in reality or only in memory and anticipation."  

— The New York Times

Under a Gull's Wing

Poems and Photographs of the Jersey Shore

Edited by Rich Youmans and Frank Finale

"Every time I read from this book I come away with sand in my shoes, salt spray on my glasses, and a new appreciation for a stretch of shoreline that enchants millions."

— Small Press Review

207 pages, 28 photographs
6"x9" hardcover
ISBN 0-945582-36-6


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Published to great acclaim from both readers and reviewers, Under a Gull’s Wing is the first contemporary collection of poems and photographs about the Jersey Shore. The anthology covers such quintessential shore subjects as boardwalks and beaches, love and loss, legends, lore, and famous landmarks.

Under a Gull’s Wing takes readers on an evocative trip “down the shore,” from the tip of Sandy Hook to Victorian Cape May. The contributors include some of the nation’s best known poets — Walt Whitman, John Ciardi, Robert Pinsky (the nation’s Poet Laureate), A. R. Ammons, and Maxine Kumin, among others.

A mix of celebration, lament, and history, Under a Gull’s Wing presents all of the Shore: from the natural beauty of Island Beach and the Forsythe Refuge to familiar and timeless beach towns to the decay of Asbury Park and Atlantic City. Even such quirky history as Lucy the Margate Elephant and the High-Diving Horse of Atlantic City’s old Steel Pier are remembered.

This beautiful hardcover also includes more than two dozen artistic photographs by some of the state’s best photographers. The Jersey Shore is one of the nation’s most renowned and beloved regions and has inspired some of the nation’s best poets; this book is a worthy tribute to both.

This book is a wonderful companion book to our latest title, Shore Stories - An Anthology of the Jersey Shore.


"With images that evoke nostalgia and longing, Under A Gull’s Wing is a travelogue of sentiment about a place called the Jersey Shore."   — The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A special pleasure to read."   — The Star-Ledger

"...An anthology worthy of the Jersey Shore... From the extraordinary to the everyday, Under A Gull’s Wing captures life from Sandy Hook to Cape May."

— Asbury Park Press

"Under a Gull’s Wing is worth the read: a sweet and lovely book that touches you like the sea."  

— The Two River Times, Red Bank, N.J.

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