Cover Art: Ginger Mongiello; Photo: Ramsey Scott
Once again, poet Phyllis Hotch has given us a collection of poetry that is mesmerizing in its beauty and extraordinary in its poetical imagination. Each poem is written in a language that is both melodic and enchanting. Hotch is able to address the complexity of human emotions, the passing of time, and the questions about the meaning of a life well lived. In these magnificent verses, Hotch speaks to us about the marvelousness of the everyday and the necessity to seek a beauty that is healing and redeeming, a beauty that is all around us; but there is also a beauty that requires searching deeper inside ourselves.
“Subtle, elegant and profoundly real, Phyllis Hotch’s poems take us to the heart of human experience — from one who has loved and lived it all. She takes us on a journey through love, loss, the disturbances of the world, and the inevitable passage of time, all through a sharply focused lens. This collection is a deeply felt and gifted balm to the soul, no matter who or where you are.”
—Lorraine Lener Ciancio, author of From Salt to Sage
Phyllis Hotch is a renowned and beloved poet in her chosen hometown, Taos, New Mexico. During her years in Massachusetts, she taught English, humanities, and creative writing, then began writing seriously. Later, in Taos and active in SOMOS (the Society of the Muse of the Southwest), she contributed to the historical community’s literary legacy.