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I'll Never Play The Hammered Dulcimer
“This is a collection of courageous and powerful continuity, a collection which recounts the life of an unnamed speaker, through first love, disappointment in married life, the exigencies of single-motherhood, and finally – most remarkably, in the last poem, a voice from ‘The Other Side’. This is both a fierce and gentle whorl-stop tour in twenty-three poems; and yet what ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published January 4th 2019 by Finishing Line Press
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The poems I love, that launch tiny tremors in my belly, close a warm hand around my heart, make my throat ache with unshed tears, my eyes sting with those about to fall, are made up of life's small moments. A poet who captures the seemingly mundane and makes it shimmer with meaning is one who captures my attention.
At my grandmother's house in Texas,From IN T ...more
I wear an organdy pinafore and eat Sunday ham
and Kentucky Wonders off a pink-flowered plate,
swinging my legs under the ladder-back chair.