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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Editor of Bookwatch Calls Poet "Exceptionally Skilled Wordsmith"



Imperfect Echoes
Subtitle: Writing Truth and Justice with Capital Letters, Lie and Oppression with small
Author: Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781515232490
$9.95, PB, 
148pp, 
Purchase: http://bit.ly/ImperfectEchoes
Web site: http://HowToDoItFrugally.com/poetry_books.htm
Also available for Kindle and other e-readers.

Reviewed by Jim Cox for the February 2016 Issue of Wisconsin Bookwatch

Accepted for inclusion in Poets and Writers prestigious list of published poets, multi award-winning novelist and poet Carolyn Howard-Johnson is widely published in journals and anthologies. With the publication of "Imperfect Echoes: Writing Truth and Justice with Capital Letters, Lie and Oppression with Small" Carolyn has showcased the best of her free verse poetry to date. An exceptionally skilled wordsmith, her poetry will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself has been finished and set back upon the shelf. Very highly recommended for community and academic library Contemporary American Poetry collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Imperfect Echoes" is also available in a Kindle edition ($2.99). 

'Utah's Song'
Snow hums a quiet melody, rhythmic drifts, 

polar staccato on cheeks and nose. 
Quiet harmony here. 
Solace in the pulse of canyon winds, 
hush of gurgling creeks 
sway of clouds moving high. 
Symphony of silence
in thin mountain air. 
Bars, staffs, and whole notes.
Tranquil self-destruction.

ABOUT THE REVIEWER
Jim Cox is Editor-in-Chief of  Wisconsin Bookwatch. He has been a staple in the review industry for decades. . His business address is 278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575 and his business e-mail is MWBOOKREVW@aol.com. 

ABOUT THE POET
Accepted for inclusion in Poets & Writers prestigious list of published poets, multi award-winning novelist and poet Carolyn Howard-Johnson is widely published in journals and anthologies. She is the recipient of the California Legislature’s Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award, and her community’s Character and Ethics award for her work promoting tolerance with her writing. She was also named to Pasadena Weekly’s list “Fourteen San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen” and was given her community’s Diamond Award for Achievement in the Arts. One of her poems won the Franklin Christoph poetry prize. She was an instructor for UCLA Extension’s world-renown Writers’ Program for nearly a decade. Learn more about her and follow her Amazon Author page at http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfile or at http://howtodoitfrugally.com/more_on_imperfect_echoes. 
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1 comment:

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