No Matter Which Way You Look, There Is More to See (Paperback)
(This book cannot be returned.)
Covering the full and rich experiences of a woman's life, this collection includes poems that were nominated for Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net awards. Some poems were also included in exhibitions, such as the Poetry Leaves exhibit in Waterford, Michigan. The poem "Curves" was performed on stage at the Turner Ballroom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by professional actresses in an event in support of women and girls with eating disorders. Divided into sections, the poems lead the reader through the full experience of a romantic relationship, from attraction to devastation. Other poems express the experience of birth, both through being a mother and being a writer. Two poems intensely immerse the reader into what it's like to have breast cancer. The interaction with the earth is included too, in a section on nature, both outside in the world and inside the soul. Whether the poems are the bright burst of haiku, or the longer prose poem journey from teenage angst to old age, there will be echoes of familiarity and resonance for every reader.