By Brenda BlackWhite
"These poems, set in Callahan County in the '50s, combine traditional
poetic form with the story- telling voice of folklore, bringing us tales
the poet overheard on the back porch as she grew up, charged and vitalized
with the consciousness of a modern poet. We turn from her work moved but
uneasy, for often as not we have seen ourselves. "
Elmer Kelton, Folklorist
"Brenda Black White sits ramrod straight on the couch, hands resting in
her lap, the edge taken off her strong voice by a Texas twang. Like a
schoolgirl she is reciting poetry, except the verse is her own and it
comes to life with her telling."
Robert Kohlman, Stuart News
Cover by Rick Williams, ISBN: 0-911051-49-X, 94 pgs., $14.95, ISBN: 0-91105183-X,