Ted Higgs Archipelago
Poetry, like life, is “an echo heard in dream,” as Ted Higgs writes in “Looking West.” In this chapbook, Higgs's poetry echoes all of our lives, no matter if we've never been to Antwerp or Fujisan or a NATO Camp; the truths transcend space and time, find us all, if we're willing to listen.
Yvonne Morris Mother was a Sweater Girl
In Mother was a Sweater Girl , Yvonne Morris serves up enticing slices of contemporary life. Whether her subject is a cowboy in a bar, a groom at a wedding, a dream of Vienna, a memory of her sweater-girl mother, or a nervy stranger in the back of a Pinto, in all these vivid, free-verse poems Morris infuses sensuality, imagination, and verve. Typical is the character who "gathers men like / ready berries" and "makes wine from their tears." In poem after distinctive poem Morris whets the reader's appetite for more.
The Heartland Review Fall 2017
Chris Carbaugh Shaina Clingempeel Ruth Ann Dandrea
Holly Day George Eklund Alexis Ivy Leatha Kendrick
Gary Leising Randolph Parker Lynn Pruett
Katie Riley John Timothy Robinson Jeff Worley
Chris Brennan Interchange
Nina Murray Minor Heresies 9780999686898
In Minor Heresies Nina Murray celebrates the mystery of existence, of man’s place in nature, and explores the intimacies of that relationship. She investigates too the harmonics of language, how sound builds meaning, and stands as witness to moments of illumination, when we too can “divine/the blessing of stillness/from the bark’s cryptic lines.” Her poetry challenges us to understand the subtleties that surround us, if we dare.
--Ted Higgs, author of Archipelago and Plank by Plank