Embracing the Fall
By Margo LaGattuta
The spirit of creativity is alive in everything this poet does. There
is passion, question, humor and an artist's vision in these poems which
are both fragile and powerful. There is recovery in the metaphors this
poet finds rising clear-headed, shocking us into awareness, into compassion,
into our best selves.
"A connoisseur of wordplay, she invents dramatic situations and hangs
on for the ricochet of astounding discoveries."
"Her poems speak of the strengthening quality of loss and the regeneration
of the spirit. She frequently uses nature as a metaphor . . . The accessibility
of her messages makes this collection valuable for YA collections."
Sue E. Budin, YA Librarian, "Kliatt"
"In front of a class of aspiring writers, her eyes light up and her enthusiasm
seems to exude an ethereal sort of energy that inspires her students."
Diana Dillaber Murry, The Oakland Press
"These poems are deceptive: put your toe in because they seem gentle and
funny, and your foot is gone, never mind your hat--into delightful and
sometimes wicked depths."
Faye Kicknowsway, Poet, Professor of English Literature, University of
"The imagination finds its proper home here with the sure tone and unflinching
eye of a poet who is not afraid to dare the heights to find a truly original
Judith Kitchen, State Street Press
Art by Christine Reising, 84 pgs, $14.95, ISBN: 0-911051-71-6,