Elise Skidmore is a native New Yorker, who has been writing poetry since she was a child. She feels blessed to have had the best parents, husband, and children a woman could ask for, and the strong bonds of family are often the subject of her writing. Her first book of poetry, POEMS FROM THE EDGE OF SPRING was a finalist in the 2013 EPIC eBook Awards. Her second book, WHEN LEAVES FALL, is available now in all digital formats.
I've read POEMS FROM THE EDGE OF SPRING, and can highly recommend it! The sort of book you can pick up for a moment's respite or inspiration or just sit and read from piece to piece, always entertained/comforted/made to think. Lovely book!
-Diana Gabaldon, NYT bestselling author
Poignant and lyrical, every sentence is a gem. Each poem brought back personal memories of family members and past experiences, each one relived through Ms. Skidmore's precise pen. I thoroughly enjoyed this selection of poems, and look forward to reading more from Elise Skidmore!
-Karen White, NYT bestselling author
|Publisher:||Heart Ally Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)|
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Poems from the Edge of Spring by Elise Skidmore is a lovely book of poetry. She covers a variety of topics in a way that is refreshing and original. Some of my favorites included such poems as "Fairy Friend" which spins a whimsical tale of fantasy, "Monsters" which shares childhood memories of monsters and a sister's comfort, "Without Me" which reveals the impact one individual makes in the world, and the touching poem of loss in "10:05 p.m." The author captures snapshots of life in her own unique style. I related to the tense moments of driving through a storm in "Stormy Night" and appreciated the insightful picture of "A World Without Sound." I loved the imagery of wandering through the sky in "Look to the Sky" and the rhythm of "The Nightmare." She brings to life the simple act of peering "In the Thrift Shop Window" and gives us an intriguing glimpse into the world "Behind the Mirror." I really enjoyed the beautiful poetry in Poems from the Edge of Spring. I will pick it up and read it again...and again.