Alan Gann, Adventures of the Clumsy Juggler
"The Juggler of the book’s title can be viewed as a literal image—a performer—a busker you might say--but the image is even more effective as a shared metaphor, many of the poems describing scenes we understand far too well. This shared metaphor is where this book gets its strength—from Alan Gann telling us his experiences, letting us learn with him along the way (and practice)—and, then, finally, letting us all ask retrospective questions."
Dede Fox, Postcards Home
Fox’s poetic canvas is vast, deftly painted with an array of dazzling colors. The subjects of her poems are as intriguingly eclectic as her spot-on allusions. She writes of family, travel, the joy of perception and reflection, the arts, and the facets of her Jewish heritage, and she does so with an ease of diction which belies the consummate poetic skill subtly manifest in each and every poem, “...refracting / light into spectral colors.” —Larry D. Thomas, Texas Poet Laureate
David Bowles’ words are fresh and mythical, with voices of Old Mexico and Samurai and ancient Greece that often declare death to be just another stepping stone in life's journey. “When wounds are healed by love,” he says, “The scars are beautiful.” These are powerful poems to haunt and enthrall, connecting us beyond time. Prepare for a new voice. Prepare to be left wanting more. —Karla K. Morton, 2010 Texas Poet Lauerate