Twenty Poems to Nourish Your Soul
Review by Sue@spiritualbookclub.com on 2006-01-26
Exquisite collection of poetry that will indeed feed your soul and move you. The editors Judith Valente and Charles Reynard were present with us in June of 2006 to talk about their choices for this anthology, etc. Here are some comments so far about this book: "A wonderful book. My spiritual reading here in the desert."--Father Andrew Greeley, novelist and Catholic priest "Twenty Poems to Nourish Your Soul creates an illuminating dialogue between poetry and prose, demonstrating the profound, the all-consuming revelation of poetry. Through the personal narrative, the editors show how they embody these poems in their daily lives, inhaling and inhabiting every line. We discover in these pages the efficacy and ecstasy of poetry, the flesh made word."--Elise Paschen, poet, former executive director, The Poetry Society of America "A tremendously moving and impressive work, not just the poetry, but the explanatory commentary that goes with it." Richard Homan, former deputy foreign editor, The Washington Post "I ordered three copies ... one for me and one each for my daughter and niece ... What a treasure ... one I hope my daughter and niece will return to many times and one I hope will keep them on the lookout for "nourishing" art of all forms."--Eileen Durkin, Chicago writer and storyteller
This is a book you'll want to buy and give as a gift because it is both beautiful and meaningful, chocked full of poems that will resonate with you for a lifetime.