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In entering the world of these poems, we enter a grand, mythic contest. All around us, time’s steady wind beats and tears apart. It blurs, softens, calls us out of ourselves, takes away our footing. And against that a single body – or two, and then a third – pushing back, taking root, re-assembling a world from the inside out. What we are left with is the molten residue of struggle – carved amber, a sprinkling of stars, poems distilling themselves down to verbs, or scars. These are extraordinary poems. Read them slowly.”
—Thomas Gardner, author of "John in the Company of Poets"
Donna Lewis Cowan is the author of the poetry collection Between Gods, which will be published in March 2012 by Cherry Grove Collections/WordTech. Her work has appeared or will appear in Crab Orchard Review, DMQ Review, Notre Dame Review, Measure:...