The Pearl Fisher

Poetry is the way we witness. It is the halleluiah from the back of the church, the sigh a child makes in his sleep, the grocery list, the thing we do so that we know we are breathing. Poems are the marks we leave. Poems say: we were here.

The power of these poems is in the stories they tell about the poet, the people she encounters and the world around her. Drawn from work done over the last thirty years, this collection displays the sure touch of a mature poet.