Each of the four skilled poets of Out of the Blue have contributed 25 poems, each their own, distinct, woven not melded. Yet the collection is the result of the alchemy of their dedicated gathering over eight years on Whidbey Island. The clarity of each voice is enhanced by the companionship of one another's poems and countless cups of tea. Whether revealing the radiant woman beneath a burka, or the wicked witch luring Hansel and Gretel; whether meditating on the terror of the creative dark, or healing from the trauma of 9/11; whether evoking homespun memories, or the view from the inside looking out as the stunning history of the year 2020 is forged, these four mixed, powerful voices share deep sadness, sardonic wit, prophetic wisdom, and occasional laugh-out-loud twists.
Find a comfortable place and be taken by the strength, levity, and muscle of these poems whose counterpoint of voices becomes a symphony in the heart.