Pages: 82 Size: 5.5x8.5
Winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award!
House and Home by Sheri Flowers Anderson is an intense mining of the beauty and wisdom to be found in what we commonly call "everyday" encounters, relationships, occurrences, and spaces. Through metaphors derived from scenes from home, neighborhood, and the intimacies of family life, the poems offer spiritual and philosophical insights that might otherwise go unnoticed. These poems are infused with love of kin, nature, and the daily efforts required to manage domestic life. The poet’s style is direct and uncomplicated, with a heavy reliance on images that pull us into the dramas she unrolls. This is poetry that grounds us, brings us home, so to speak, while initiating us into the magic that brightens and coheres our intimate lives.