By Jessica Goody
Highly observant and deeply relocating, the seventy-five poems during this assortment from award-winning poet Jessica Goody make the most of topics of distinction and affinity to open vistas into the character of fact. no matter if describing the confines of an iron lung or the freedom of the open sea, her nuanced language offers unforgettable photographs of an international that holds extra questions than solutions. there's soreness right here, and loss, but in addition pleasure and freedom within which the fetters of physicality develop into the skill to discover what it potential to be absolutely human.
“This is powerful poetic paintings, with content material that's vital, very visible, and emotionally moving.”
—Bill Newby, poet
"Goody presents delicate observations of nature and the realm round her.”
-Jan Henson Dow, Professor Emeritus at Western Connecticut nation University
“Defense Mechanisms is striking! remarkable stuff; so nuanced, so deep. i'm in awe of Goody’s accomplishments. Her views at the global and its a variety of residents—some human, others not—are not anything wanting striking. She has nice presents of point of view, language, and emotion and profound wisdom of the human . I cheer—loudly and joyously—for her and her skills!”
—Harvey Trabb, co-author of September 19
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