- Paperback: 98 pages
- Publisher: Time Being Books (February 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1568091117
- ISBN-13: 978-1568091112
- Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,320,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hold and Release Paperback – February 23, 2007
CB Follett's remarkable new poems illustrate the delicate yet often painful ways we grow into - and beyond - the fabric of our families. The profound intimacy of Lyn Follett's poetry is often set against both the great beauty and the implicit danger of the natural world, as the many branchings of a life reveal themselves to be either, and sometimes both, the sweet limbs of possibility or the broken reckonings of experience. This is a gorgeous and memorable collection of great power, wisdom, and grace. --David St. John
As a poet, CB Follett is equally at home writing of the power and glory of the natural world or of the "tang of memory" and the small intimacies that make a life. Her poems are fierce yet tender, her language lyrical yet grounded. Hold and Release encompasses the largeness of the ocean and of the aurora borealis as well as the intensely personal experience of scattering a mother's ashes or of mourning a lost daughter "swallow / who does not, any season, / return." Because Follett's world-view is expansive, she' s able to intermingle poems of love and loss with humorous poems or ones that are gently self-deprecating. These tonal variations make this book endlessly engaging one to read and reread. CB Follett is, indeed, a star catcher, a gifted poet who speaks eloquently to both head and heart. --Susan Terris, author of Natural Defenses
About the Author
CB Follett is the winner of the 2001 National Poetry Book Award from Salmon Run Press. She has had poems published in Calyx, Green Fuse, Peregrine, The Cumberland Review, Rain City Review, Ambit, The MacGuffin, Birmingham Poetry Review, Black Bear Review, New Letters Review, Psychological Perspectives, Without Halos, The Iowa Woman, Heaven Bone, Americas Review, and The Taos Review, among others. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and has received honors in competitions, among them the Billee Murray Denny Poetry Award, the New Letters Prize, the Ann Stanford Prize, the Glimmer Train Poetry Contest, and several contests of the Poetry Society of America. Five of her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Hold and Release is Follett's fifth published collection of poetry. She is editor and publisher of Arctos Press and coeditor and publisher of RUNES, A Review of Poetry. Follett is also an artist, with artwork in many private collections around the world.