Youmans' poems always seem utterly new and startlingly familiar. Moreover, she has admirable range... Youmans shows astonishing skill, whatever the subject. She is a poet working at the height of her powers.
Kim Bridgford, editor, Mezzo Cammin,
and Director, West Chester University Poetry ConferenceWhen a person reads a Marly Youmans poem, all the spaces 'round about fall silent. The busy world is hushed, and her words, each one perfect and pinned in its perfect place, rise into the silence and burst into light. I, a poor mortal, can explain her work in no other terms. Howard Bahr, novelist
"strong and inventive metaphors and similes evoke an otherness that only Coleridge attained....wholly beautiful and brilliant. Youmans is a writer of rare ability whose works will one day be studied by serious students of poetry." Greg Langley, Books ed, The Baton Rouge Advocate
, 10-2-11. . . the poet meets these challenges with a hand sure of its craft, in lines whose tempered and beautiful cadences provide fitting context... Luisa A. Igloria, "Oyster Boy Review"
From the Author
Listen and see on five youtube
videos by Paul Digby, as well as on West Chester Poetry Conference videos: youtube.com/user/marlyyoumans
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