From the Book Back
The poems in this collection are written from ordinary life experience, in an honest, spare style, with a liberal sprinkling of tears, both sad and joyful. The poems resurrect feelings from the poet’s past: a rural childhood, a nurturing profession, military conflicts, travel, marriage, and all the hoods: motherhood, widowhood, and singlehood. The poet sees her art as a hospital gown: open, vulnerable, and loosely tied.
Signs of Life was inscribed / SIGNED to friends by author Kathleen Bird Metcalfe. From Fithian Press of Santa Barbara in 2003. The ISBN is 1-56474-412-4. This measures 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and has 78 pages.
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