Too Hot, Too Cold, Just Right
By Ann Williamson
This second book by a Michigan poet who also works as a nurse cuts into
the science of suffering and healing. It is a book of hope and love for
each instant and soul. When science and creativity are integrated, solutions
to problems invent themselves.
"The poems came from a process very like a patient group I facilitate.
We start with a memory, such as an image I have of my mother shaking her
dustmop out the window. Each person draws their image and shares it with
the group, does a creative web and then writes. I have more time than
my patients to consider my images. I stand aside from what 'really' happened
and let each poem grow into its own truth. This step surprises me. Sometimes
an old lady moves into the poems reminding me to look ahead, as well as
into the past. Often the poems voice what should have been said, but was
"This is a fine hand. It excises terrible tissue and alone applauds a
dying swan. The best of these daring poems are moonlit and sure."
Lee Meitzen Grue, "The New Laurel Review"
"One thing that makes her poetry unique is the way she emphasizes new
science in her work". San Dee Wallace, "The Herald-Palladium"
Art by Michele Gauthier, 88 pgs.,$14.95, 0-911051-80-5,