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It is impressive to see the way in which these Appalachian women poets
word their prayers and meditations as easily as they breathe. It is as if
the thoughts flowed onto the mountain air as quietly as an evening breeze.|
---Bettie Sellers, Poet Laureate of Georgia 1997
Reading the words of these Appalachian women expands the meaning of prayer. The poems reveal the writers' faith, joy, loss, sufferings, and redemption through their personal relationships with God. Their honest sincerity transcends religious differences and offers understanding, hope, and comfort to all.
---Judi Jennings, Author, Director of The Kentucky Foundation for Women
In this rich collection of poems, as women explore and celebrate their spirituality, they discover the sacredness and inspiration to be found in everyday life--in good spring water and snowy days, gardens and overgrown fields, work and gospel songs, children and the Milky Way. These writers help us to see the relevance of poetry and its potential to satisfy our unending need to be heard and find meaning in our lives.
---Sandra L. Ballard, Editor, Appalachian Journal and Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia