Published by Finishing Line Press
Ships October 7, 2022
These poems resonate with poetry’s essential gift—the thrill of being. The poet’s gratitude is exemplary yet at times understandably rueful: so much is given, so little to hold onto. Nonetheless, an appreciation founded in ardor wins the day. We, the readers, are all the better for meeting these wise, vibrant poems.
–Baron Wormser, Maine Poet Laureate 2000-2006, Author of Songs from a Voice
The tender clarity of Brooke James’s snapshot-like poems is so precisely rendered, so crisp and exquisitely honest, it reminds us that any at moment, whether we are considering a child’s hand print on a glass door or a collection of laundry on a clothes line, by paying attention to the simplest and most un-remarkable aspects of experience, we can be invited to participate in the quiet and thrilling mysteries and paradoxes that are threaded through our lives.
–Michael Collier, Director Emeritus, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences