-E.D. Blodgett, Though You I
Why do kings fear witches?
Starry-eyed maidens once, they learned what a man's power was. They ran to the woods, to the wolves; they taught themselves true power, drawn from deep within the earth's womb.
Bent crones now, they watch you. Long after the peasants revolt, the witches will be here, spinning their threads, watching your head roll upon the floor. They will be here when the princess takes your throne. They will teach your daughter, as they learned long ago, forever to be cured of kings.
-Katje van Loon, glasstown
One of the most satisfying books of poetry that I've come across in content, linked insights and verbal brilliance. Should be required reading for all girls of high-school age.
-Carly Mobley, Fishing while the Tide is Out
The voice is full of yearning and desire as it escapes to exotic locales, the soul aching for wisdom found and lost--and found again. Wit ties it all together, balanced with the sadness of knowledge hard won both inside and outside experience, engaged with fairy tale and myth.
-Carmelo Militano, The Stone Mason's Notebook