Praise for Marie Reynolds’ poetry collection, Seaworthy:
“My praise for Seaworthy, Marie Reynolds’ wonderful first book of poetry, is fairly simple: “Hungry as a newborn,” her poems “search for the sweetness/for the darkness that opens, ample and yielding.” Like the cherry wardrobe in the poem of the same name, these poems are “built to last.” If I could take only ten books with me to the proverbial desert island, Seaworthy might very well be one of them.—Susan Kelly-DeWitt, poet and author of Spider Season and The Fortunate Islands
“The poems of Seaworthy carry a precious cargo, nothing less than the precisely observed and lovingly rendered exhalations of the human heart. Such a gift Marie has given us all. In reading her words and images, you can’t help but feel a shivering numinosity run through your being. Marie’s poetry confirms: “everything belongs,” everything is holy.—Dennis Hock, poet and author of The Secret Cup and Bringing Birds Through Stone
“Marie Reynolds’ poems compel us to climb inside a cherry wardrobe, three different well-crafted wooden boats, and the appetite of a hungry squirrel, each opening to the exquisite beauty of sadness. With the confidence of a ball-peen hammer, her precise imagery nails human experience in place, while her music soothes our troubled souls. Her poems, like Marie, are brave, heartbreaking, luminous, always reminding us what a gift it is to walk this earth.—Susan Flynn, poet and psychologist, author of Seeing Begins in the Dark
About Marie Reynolds:
Marie Reynolds facilitated Amherst Writers & Artists writing groups for individuals coping with illness or loss through Sutter hospitals, where she worked as a nurse. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities, Tule Review, Ekphrasis, Rattlesnake Review, Poet Lore, and The Writer’s Almanac. She received a Pushcart Press nomination for her poetry.