Jason Shinder (1955-2008)
Starkey Flythe Jr. (1935-2013)
Laurel Blossom's New and Selected Poems, with its generous selection of first-rate new poems and poems carefully culled from three previous volumes, is a gift to anyone who reads and loves poetry.
A deeply moving and skillful book written by a grown up American woman. Read it and weep. Read it and sing.
--- Thomas Lux
Reading Blossom is like participating in a writer's mini-decathlon; the poetic stretch is there.
--- American Book Review
A daring voice out on the edge, held by her skill and courage. Ecstatic!
--- Toi Derricotte
The reader comes in on Laurel Blossom mid-argument: she's wound up, passionate, impatient, but wholly present in these poems--and completely persuasive. I believe her side of it.
--- Carol Muske-Dukes
She can be just as punchy in her poems as any slam performer, and just as lyrical as any romantic.
--- The Ashes Art Review
Reading her poems is like watching a knife-thrower in full fling.
--- Roderick Townley
Go to "Poems
" to see Laurel in lyric mode.
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