This past week, I read Laura Donnelly’s Watershed, from Cider Press Review. Immediately, I was struck by these poems’ quiet confidence. Gone are the edgy extremes. Gone, the words with sharp corners. Instead, each poem leads you in calmly, vividly, and then stuns you, or allows you to uncover a treasure. Musical themselves, many of the poems refer to music, and to birds, and water, all weaving throughout. If you enjoy the work of Jennifer K. Sweeney, who wrote a blurb for this book, you will find Watershed a wonderful, restorative poetry journey.
For a preview, you can read two at DMQ Review.