The Full Moon Herald - your poetry newspaper
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The Full Moon Herald, Phyllis Klein, Grayson Books – This deeply nourishing collection by a poet, who is definitely not hiding, shares memories of the world with sometimes unbearable intimacy. The work here reminds one of places been to (or longing to see), the new/old history that haunts from far away, and people who grace everyday lives. Behind the word images is a tangled emotional yearning to be understood for whom the author is or wishes to become. This complication gives readers a gift of honesty, familiarity, and wholesome genius. These are radiant poems. Now happy, then righteously angry, mournful, adoring, the author shares experiences through a fine ear and sharp eye allowing all to view this world that surrounds, encourages, and, at times, seems to defeat mortals. It’s a wake up call to the fullness of amazing life, and the opportunity to enjoy the discovery.
And from the back cover:
From Minder Binder Review of Books :
This exceptional first book of poems should be required reading for anyone who 1) appreciates poetry as a meaningful way to explore who we are in this beautiful and troubling world; 2) is willing to open themselves to the honesty and intimacy of our shared and connected lives; and/or 3) wishes to mine the deeper nature of the news without the noise and nonsense of talking heads.