Poetry. Laura Treacy Bentley's first collection of poems LAKE EFFECT is a collection of people and place.
"Laura Bentley's eye is drawn to what others often overlook or refuse to examine, the detritus and back rooms and alleyways of a frightening and frightened world. Here are portraits of the broken and the maimed; here are narratives of hopelessness and redemption; here are strong lyric engagements with landscape; and here is the solace of geological time. This book charts a pilgrim's journey in language and growing assurance and control. It is a journey already rich with achievement and this collection augurs well for Bentley's future path." ~ Paula Meehan. (Kindle Edition, 2011-09-23)
HAVE YOU READ LAKE EFFECT: POEMS (APPALACHIAN WRITING SERIES)? WHAT DID YOU THINK OF IT?
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