Friday, June 28, 2013

Gemini/Scorpio/Capricorn ~ Book Review



Three gifted poets, each with their own definitive style, mix superbly into one excellent book of poetry. I am a fan of Shay Simmons, Kelli Simpson, and Joy Ann Jones’ work. They are three of my favorite contemporary poets that with each reading of their work I become more impressed with their talent and command of language.
Shay is a story teller that manages with each poem to create a mood that holds the reader in her spell and often drops you off at its ending breathless.
 Kelli can put so much in such few words. At first glance you think that tiny poem won’t take long to read, but soon realize she has fed you gems you need time to contemplate to truly receive their full impact. Joy is the queen of mythical poetry. Her talent with form is superb. It may be the vehicle of the piece but her words flow through it with ease. Her poetry takes you to realms beyond the present to where there are no chains of electronic immediacy.
This poetry collection is one you must have in your library. The talent of these three women gathered in one book is a rare jewel you shouldn’t let slip through your hands.




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