I'm thrilled to have my new book, Gods of Water and Air, reviewed at Pirene's Fountain -- and in glowing terms! -- by publisher/editor/poet Ami Kaye. Ami is the author of What Hands Can Hold and other books. I love the way she summed up my book:
"Dacus gives us poetry she has plucked from the fire of her imagination
and heart, imparting warmth and sustenance to its readers, reminding us
what is sacred in life. Her finely rendered, compassionate voice guides
us through the space inhabited by the Gods of Water and Air. Rachel
Dacus’ language fills and rounds our perceptions, and she plies her
extraordinary talent, urging us to live life fully and in the moment."
I'm truly honored by this sensitive encomium -- and inspired! It's always inspiring to know what touches and moves someone. Thank you, Ami, for this review, and for all your wonderful work at Pirene's Fountain and Glass Lyre Press.
And I'm delighted that in the same November issue of Pirene's Fountain, three of my new poems appear, along with a prose poem from my new play about Baroque sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini, The Impresario of Ecstasy. These poems are inclining toward a new collection, one that will focus on love poems.
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