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Shards of Crystal

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Shards of Crystal reflects a dichotomy – the harshness and beauty of life. A metamorphosis of darkness to light, the poems in this book move readers to the brink then snatch them back.

Poems from Shards of Crystal have been published in Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Romania, Seychelles, Singapore and the USA. They have

Paperback, 98 pages
Published November 16th 2018 by Silver Bow Publishing
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Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been a fan of Fern G. Z. Carr’s work for years, whether it’s orbiting Mars or in literary journals through the globe. Now to have a whole melodic book of hers to curl up with by the fire under blankets and starlight is a rare winter treat.

Shards of Crystal is elegantly divided into digestible sections. The collection opens with slivers of healed suffering in Carr’s “All in the Mind” poems. Her juxtaposition of the human experience of lonely, invisible suffering with a profound desire to con
Carmelo Militano
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
The poems gathered here are powerful dark meditations on illness, the betrayal of the body, and suicide.The poems do not flinch and nor do they try and and find comfort in cliches. The poems are steel-eyed and uncompromising.
The natural world is equally savage and dark,( " Ducking' for example) and Mother Nature is far from being sweetness and light. There are also poems about the unexpected appearance of death, family, and the collection concludes with finding joy in the mystery of the self and
Stephen Karr
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fern Carr’s fantastic new book of Poetry, Shards of Crystal, takes on an emotional, largely introspective journey from darkness to light. It explores human connection in the mist of gloom. Many of the poems speak achingly of pain and loss. Lost is a moving and beautiful call for compassion when someone you love is experiencing darkness. Who Will Weep For Me examines a thought I have considered –- will I be missed when I pass on; will I be remembered? Oil Spill importantly speaks to human complic ...more
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Fern G. Z. Carr is deeply honored to have her poetry orbiting the planet Mars aboard NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. She is a former lawyer, teacher and past President of both the local branch of the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Project Literacy Kelowna Society. A Full Member of and former Poet-in-Residence for the League of Canadian Poets, this Pushcart Prize nominee composes


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