Monika Rose writes of life as a river, ever moving, ever changing as one travels upon it. Her poems speak of nature, of human emotion, birth and death. Her humor sparkles like the sunlight in the shallows as it reveals the smooth, golden river rocks beneath the surface, and the mood of her writing changes as one enters the turbulence of the rapids, the depths of despair and the stillness of grief. This is a lovely work with beautiful photography, one you will surely enjoy. - from Taylor King This delightful book is on my Kindle-friendly collection so that I can access it often. The imagery and composition style are whimsical yet critical to the message delivery. It's an honor to all of us Calaverasians to have this caliber of artist in our midst. World, take note! We have awesome talent in the Mother Lode and here's outstanding proof! Thank you, Monika, for sharing your work, and for the photography utilized! Stunning production. From Allison Wright”
—Taylor King and Allison Wright
Monika Rose, from the Mountain Ranch area of Calaveras County, edits Manzanita: Poetry and Prose of the Mother Lode and Sierra, and has been published in Tule Review, Rattlesnake Review, Poetry Now, Mindprint Review, Squaw Valley Review, The Journal,...
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