From luminous evocations of childhood and place, to riddles so beautifully, lucidly obscure that they crack my mind open like an egg, to explorations of ink-blots and loves old and new, Terry Hermsen’s The River’s Daughter is filled with pleasure, challenge, and nourishment. Hermsen is a subtle, bold lover of both words and the world; he confronts their perils bravely even as he sings their joys. “Where does the world lead / when it's so lightly woven?” the title poem asks. One answer is these deftly woven, deeply imagined poems. --Jeff Gundy, author of Spoken among the Trees
Terry Hermsen writes with boundless enthusiasm. He has been called a "poet of place." HIs poems require of a reader a far-ranging imagination--an agile, leaping mind. He takes the reader far across time and distance, but, as in "Skipping Stones with Noah," always within the magic of life and love. Terry Hermsen finds his voice in these poems."
--Imogene Bolls, author of Advice for the Climb