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“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.
B. 1935 D. 2014
The best reading of a poem involves a simultaneous engagement of the eye and ear.
Lord teach wings how/in the stark silence of these evenings/ in the fine chiselled rock spaces/ to fold and nest... - 'After Heartease New England', Velma Pollard
[Her] poems come to us with the intimacy of whispered secrets - Paul Batchelor
Through the sparseness and compression, Laird generates a haunting trove of subtle and enriching tonal orchestrations - Alan Gillis
I don't want to be one of those ivory tower writers; I want to affect people's lives.
If death still comes / we'll strike a pose / and hold our breath / until he goes - Kevin Ireland