First book of 108 contemporary poetry - "Short staccato beats that crack open the heart." Nominated for a Pushcart Prize by TotalRecall Press, and nominated for a GAYA Award (Georgia Author of the Year).
Some review examples are:
Cracked Stings of the truthfulness or raw observation. Shapiro adventures through the glimpses of friends, strangers, nature, and the pain of those relationships.
B. L. Pawelek.
Alice Shapiro's poems in "Cracked" explore the complex relationships we have as humans to one another, and to the world. With strong images and gripping words, the poems in this book compel us to look at the ordinary and the extraordinary in our own lives. The eloquent use of metaphor in each poem leaves the reader wanting more, turning the page, to find wonderful creativity and surprises in language. The poetry in this collection, does indeed, bring the reader to examine the cracks of our inner and outer worlds. With precision and imagery, the poet finds the waiting spaces inside each of us.
Connie Post Livermore Poet Laureate