"I'm not a big fan of structured, lyrical, Romantic poetry. I generally avoid it like the plague...because contrary to popular opinion, it's a very delicate thing and in the wrong hands it can turn into an absolute mess. There's nothing like that here. Whitworth is a writer in full command of her skills...confident and passionate. This is the real deal." -- John Yamrus, author of Little Red Book: New and Selected Poems.
Jolen Whitworth is a full-blooded Celtic poetess who gathers up the minutiae of daily life into a passionate storm that performs a lexical dance on the most withered heart.
Her new book is divided into stations on the journey to a personal salvation, where in greater and greater degrees, she challenges us "to surrender to the forces that balance beyond control." In a fearless personal search for meaning and hope, Jolen entreats the reader to balance their doubts and heartaches with a fully embraced love of life in all its facets. An authoritative poetic voice...the voice of the disinherited, the broken and the lost transfigured by a lyrical, visionary glimpse into the redemptive power of love. -- Ross McCague, Professor of English, Seneca College, Toronto, Canada
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