WITHOUT, HAIKU (2013, electronic edition)

 

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Leigh Herrick's WITHOUT, HAIKU is full of brief, lovely poems.  The writing is evocative and, due to the nature of haiku, stark.  As a collection of poems, it is actually quite glorious.... 

-Ashley McCall, Portland Book Review

 

Leigh Herrick has given us a glorious gift to bask in. Even if Without, Haiku only contained two poems - "Creative life..." and "An ant..." --  you would want to keep this voice of clarity close at hand.  A tender, potent vision and listening pervades.

                                                          -Naomi Shihab Nye 

 

There is a pleasant solitude in Leigh Herrick’s poems, and yet one is aware that she is embraced by a multitude of stories, of humanity, of presence in a world full of “half moons” and “ten thousand dreams.”  Wider than contemplation, Without, Haiku invites participation, and stirs in us an inevitable sense of belonging.  I love these poems.  They are beyond analysis, beyond reasoning, beyond poetry.  

–Christina Chow 

 

 

 

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HOME FRONT  (2012)

 

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HOME FRONT is available in paperback and electronic editions.  The paperback is perfectly bound, 116 pp, with a soft cover and gloss cover finish.

 

Leigh Herrick's poems are deeply felt, tightly wrought, and morally compelling. They demand our attention.  -Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive Magazine

 

Leigh Herrick is a master of tonality and truth.  Her performative power explodes from the page into full fluency of its voicing.  I have seldom read work that so intrinsically honors both tradition and innovation in the art of poetry.  This volume is profoundly important.  -Sheila E. Murphy

 

Leigh Herrick’s poems are smart, direct and uncompromising calls to action, to change what we do to one another and our world....  She is one hell of a writer, not afraid to experiment with you and the language both, and her meticulously crafted prose is often astonishing.  -Tom Cassidy

 

One may not wish to revisit the George W. years, however this collection of work is a wide-ranging statement addressing the anger, sorrow and perplexity of what has affected us all.  The variety of poetic forms and hard-hitting topics confront our individual and collective pasts...and enlightens our language of remembrance.  It's time again to realize that poetry can be relevant as is eloquently shown by Ms. Herrick.  -Scott Helmes

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