Thanks to Fox Chase Review — who has been a supporter of my poetry — and Dennis Daly on this bit of excitement this past weekend!
I recently came into contact with an old friend of mine. She was the Best Woman at my wedding — I didn’t have a Best Man. But it has been years since we’ve spoken — more than a decade!
Anyway, she bought both my recent books, and write me this note. Yes she is an old friend and that has to be considered, but as she says, she can be critical. She wouldn’t have written what she wrote if she didn’t like my poetry. She would have told it like it is.
So I finished your books and I really loved them. And I am not just saying that…I can be pretty darn critical. I thought they were both great but you wanted to know which I liked more and hands down it was Principles for Belonging. I am not sure I can fully express why as I really did enjoy Mera Bharat. I think I liked the different stories coming together in Principles of Belonging. Wow, though. Your work is beautiful and I love hearing your voice in that form!
Thank you, dear friend!