BIRTHRIGHT is a rich collection of beautiful poems that read like the poems we want to know, for they have meter and rhyme. They are written so that all their readers can understand and enjoy them. They deal with the common life of children as they grow to be women and men, as they become parents, as they age. Some consider the everyday, such as the girl selling Girl Scout cookies. Some treat deeper concerns--childbirth, the death of a parent, the loss of a child, forgiveness.
These poems both astound and grow. They get better and better at each rereading. Some are quiet poems that creep up on you. Some hit you between the eyes. All bring new depth to life's experiences and yield new meanings to our all too human existence.