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Beholder, Poems by Liz Abrams-Morley
This bold collection catches a watchful eye and misses nothing with its gaze.
"Liz Abrams-Morley's new collection of poems, Beholder, is an unflinching book, a warning we need to hear. Guns, environmental devastation, a deranged president, the threat of nuclear war, 'everywhere now are the sounds/of tearing down.' Yet-this is a beautiful thing-Abrams-Morley describes an endangered world that is ( foxes, artists, fresh-picked tomatoes, a prayer from our ancestors, and all else) still worth saving. And we do have a chance, Beholder assures us: 'the door, even in the skeptic's home,//maybe not flung open but left,/. .. at least/slightly ajar.'" -David Ebenbach, We Were the People Who Moved
"Word-weaver, Liz Abrams-Morley, braids tranquil images of peace and beauty with powerful statements of resistance. She honors readers with an artistic vision, revealing a world in which cold war anxieties walk hand in hand with nature's beauty. Any reader will be better after tasting, smelling, seeing the gift of her words."-Maria James-Thiaw, Talking "White"
"Like the paintings of O 'Keeffe and Ernst that she pays homage to, Liz Abrams-Morley's poems hum with color: the verdigris of a sunrise, house shingles beaded, sequined with ladybugs. In generous detail, she brings the natural world and our place in it, into focus. We feel the heft, and the fragility. Beholder is aptly named; it invites us in and holds our gaze."-Ellen Bass, Like a Beggar