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it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Catalina begins on America's east coast, where the "dense woods are full of secrets/full of children with their heads ducked against the weather." The book's first poems (in the "Coast" section) explore a gradual coming to awareness on that right coast. The book's second section ("To Coast") takes the long journey west to the Pacific, "through the great rippling heartland, ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published August 28th 2011 by Lummox Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Sep 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Laurie Soriano: Words where We cannot find them

Some poets search for a niche where they are comfortable in sharing with the reader the secrets that have become part of their world perspective - an emotional landscape that further defines regions of our minds that have been hazy or too full of fear or pain to see clearly. Laurie Soriano takes our hand and in the process our heart and invites us to accompany her on re-creations of moments that feel like balm, like a friend who is willing to admit
Sep 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Catalina, a book of poetry by Laurie Soriano, is a stunning achievement. Both emotionally intense and delicately beautiful, it is an absolutely treasure that deserves to be savored.

The book grabbed me right from the beginning, with the poem “Introduction.” It hinted at things to come, with the “woods full of secrets” and the “hordes of drunken gulls,” and it suggested the intensity of the author’s journey with words like hurtling, hungry, plunging.

One of the accomplishments of this collection is
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Indie Lit Award Poetry Winner Catalina by Laurie Soriano, which was selected unanimously as the winner and also is published by Lummox Press, is a cohesive collection that maintains more than one theme throughout and simultaneously. The narrator travels from east to west coasts and from innocence to corruption and recovery; the journey is bumpy and fraught with obstacles and stumbles. Soriano uses imagery that jolts readers to the heart of her themes; parts one and two focus on how the narrator ...more
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This is a fantastic first collection of poetry by up and comer, Laurie Soriano! Her imagery is crisp and well-crafted. She writes about family, transitions and the value of love, on pets, on her children and her life. I can't recommend this book enough! The fact that it is short-listed (one of five) for the Indie Poetry Book of the Year (2011) ain't too bad, either!

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