Beyond the Lines
Writing What You Couldn't Say
R. Suzanne Zeitman, Tamara Graham, Ann Holdreith, John Morris, Joyce Harlukowicz, Patricia Washburn, Dale Prentiss, Rhonda Hacker, Linda Dominik, Maureen Dunphy, Jim Perkinson
Edited by Margo LaGattuta
From poetry to prose, Beyond the Lines is a literal smorgasboard of life and living. Taste of bettersweet in the delightful "Tablesaw" by Rhonda Hacker to Patricia Washburn's "Sudsing Tom Selleck," contrasted by the poignant "Crosswind," Beyond the Lines offers variety and a pleasant read.
Jerry Stanecki, author of Life is a Joke and God Wrote It.
Twelve writers, a wide variety of points of view -- Beyond the Lines delves into the lives of ordinary people discovering what life is about through the process of melding word and idea, emotion and reason. There is joy here, and sorrow for loss, but always the awareness of the small details that make relationships what they are. People to people, these twelve writers share with the reader the deep heart of human experience.
Bettie Sellers, Poet Laureate of Georgia
One great reward Beyond the Lines delivers can be found in the happiness of its arrangement. The biographical entries, the stories and poems reinforce each other in such a way that the theme suggested by this book's title -- I write now because I couldn't speak when it happened to me, as one author has it -- is reflected in a hundred ways that might not otherwise be apparent. But the strongest effects here are created by writers who understand that our souls are formed, as they are in one poem, by some umnavoidable silent explosion.
Edward Haworth-Hoeppner, Professor of English, Poet-in-Residence, Oakland University
Ibsn: 1-891386-14-X, 248 pages, $18.95
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