A chapbook of poems. "The poems of Lucy Day's The Book of Answers posit the responses of a gentle, intelligent universe to the questions of a kaleidoscopic—and poetic—imagination. These poems are as delicate as rain and as lasting as redwoods. Let them be your companion late at night or on a dawn walk along your favorite paths." — David St. John
Lucille gives an overview of the book:
IF THE POEM IS BROKEN, HOW CAN THE SUNFLOWERS BREATHE?
They can’t. The desert sunflower,
the slender sunflower,
the Kansas sunflower
and the California sunflower
will all hang their heads.
Stomata will close
lancelike, and oval leaves.
You must help me keep
the poem intact
to let the sunflowers breathe.
— Lucille Lang Day
From The Book of Answers, first published in Brevities
Lucille Lang Day's memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story, was published by Heyday in October 2012. She is also the author of a children's book, Chain Letter, and eight poetry collections and chapbooks: The Curvature of Blue, God of the Jellyfish, The Book of Answers,...
"...this is one of the best books I’ve read in a very long time, memoir or otherwise."