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During this fascinating and pleasant selection of poetry and prose, we're taken during the creative trip of a kid in rural Wisconsin, a tender nurse's studies in Alaska, and contented married lifestyles in northern California. alongside the way in which, we adventure the graceful think of wood buttons, the scent of prairie grass, the Alaskan northern lighting, the frothy waves of the Pacific Coast, and the thick fur of a shaggy puppy, all obvious throughout the style, observant eyes of this light poet. it is a e-book to be savored and valuable like an previous friendship. ~~~~ Michelle Demers, writer of Epicenter ~~~~ those are beneficiant poems, wealthy with strange institutions drawn from everyday life and vividly saw stories. greater than any poet i've got learn, Judy Liese is ready to reconstruct the methods of being and seeing in early life. We learn of a kid who experiences a rendered cow, taking a look deep into the inner for that position the place her existence as soon as resided...and later study younger woman's sure realigns the cosmos. there's self assurance, complexity, humor and a deep, virtually uncanny reference to all of nature, yet specifically with animals in Judy Liese's frank, well-grounded manner of being in a global the place anything stirs, historic, sufferer, older than earth. She isn't afraid to recollect the place she (or we) got here from or ask yourself the place she (or we) should be going. ~~~~ Mary Kay Rummel, Poet Laureate of Ventura County, California writer of what is Left Is The making a song ~~~~ ~~~~ Judy Liese's poetry brims with tenderness and compassion. during this autobiographical assortment, she illuminates with readability and precision the areas that punctuate many of the phases of her lifestyles. Her imaginative and prescient occasionally turns out to come back from outdoor herself, as in her poem, "My Mother's wood Buttons," the place she writes, "I see my little yellow costume status on its own as though made up of cardboard." Love, grief, humor, and sensuous photographs abound. kinfolk, acquaintances, horses, or even earthworms are between her muses. Of her loved puppy Fargo she writes, "He teaches us the advantages of an open heart." And in poem after poem, her writing does an identical. ~~~~ Paul Fisher, writer of Rumors of Shore ~~~~ Judy Liese grew up in Wisconsin and commenced writing poems once she discovered to print in block letters in her tremendous leader writing pad. As a toddler, she wrote poems to entertain her family and friends. After graduating from Appleton Senior highschool, she studied to be an R.N. at Columbia health center university of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After incomes her R.N. measure, she approved a role as a psychiatric nurse in Anchorage, Alaska, the place she survived the 1964 earthquake and bought married. for a few years she labored as a nurse and wrote poetry, taking writing periods while she might. In her fifties, she earned a B.A. in Literature and a Master's measure in English and artistic Writing from Maharishi overseas collage in Fairfield, Iowa. Retired now, Judy and Gary, her husband of 50 years, reside in Northern California to be with regards to their son. She has poems released in Lyrical Iowa, in addition to in different anthologies. this can be her first full-length booklet of poems.

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