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Elizabeth Kincaid-Ehlers' poems range from intensely lyrical to poignantly simple to complexly philosophical, with a dash of savagery stirred in. The collection contains, implicitly, the narrative of a life, a Grandmother Storyteller revealing a self, occasionally blatantly, sometimes deliberately, often unwittingly. Her work exhibits both the intense passion and the comic distance with which she confronts the business of living, trying to make sense of it in poems that can be understood. One comes to know here a seeker of peace who must constantly contend with the fighter within.

These poems display a kind of integrity that is possible when one pays careful attention to a normal, ordinary life, and the voice stays unmistakeably hers.

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