Prose poems, flash fiction and 20 pages of haiku by author, along with 12 drawings by Q. R. Hand Jr. Collection includes prize-winning poems: "Next Time," "If the Shoe Fits," and "Making Amends."
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"MY OWN SILENCE is a vibrant, cohesive collection of story poems, with bold beginnings and endings neatly tucked. The writer spins dramatic filaments into poetic gold with a rhythmic ear and a robust voice. Cousin to Whitman, Jordan, Collins -- Jeanne Powell's literary threads are expertly woven into America's tapestry of struggle and redemption."
__Stephen Kopel, author of SPRITZ and TENDER ABSURDITIES.
"MY OWN SILENCE is a testament against the worst type of silence--that of indifference. These are poems of conscience in which the poet ends her silence by transforming her outrage into unforgettable images...Yet, despite the world's cruelty and sorrows, the poet finds much in which she can rejoice...This is a book that looks hard at life...and embraces it in all its complexity."
__Lucille Lang Day, Ph.D., author of WILD ONE and INFINITIES.