Everyone's Daughter is available from your local bookstore, from on-line vendors such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or from the publisher.
Everyone's Daughter $15.00
ISBN 978-1-893239-91-3 79 pp.
600 Overbrook Drive
Nicholasville KY 40356
|"It isn’t often one sits up late into the night, turning the pages of a collection of poems as if it were a thriller, eager to see what will happen next.
The subject of Everyone’s Daughter is nothing less than the patterns of our lives, and these poems prove up to their subject, their language sturdy and honest, their surprising metaphors working just right. Floyd shies away from nothing here—not loss nor aloneness nor “the immensity of life’s accidents” (“I’ve had to give up everything / I couldn’t live without”). But the beauty, craft and courage of these poems
deliver her—deliver us—to a place of clarity and strength. I can’t tell you how good these poems are. But be prepared to stay up late."
--- Anne Shelby
"Marguerite Floyd explores the dark and light places in our lives, what departs and what remains, and how the imagination weaves all of it into a tapestry of image and language. In "Saying Goodbye," she observes that someone should write a book about, "the proper method of parting... that moment/ the world splits open and we're both left/standing, empty-handed on the sidewalk." I might go so far as to say that she has attempted such a book in this collection, but I wouldn't dare. Nobody is left empty-handed by the last page of Everyone's Daughter, least of all the reader."
--- Kathryn Stripling Byer
"I first met Marguerite Floyd more than 20 years ago. Some of the poems in Everyone's Daughter I remember from then. Today, her work brings to me just as much truth, clarity, and enjoyment as when I read these poems the first time. Her first full-length collection of poems is long overdue."
--- Charlie Hughes