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responsive pleading Paperback – April 10, 2012
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About the Author
By day, Marian Kent is a lawyer, a schmoozer, and a do-gooder. At heart, she is a purveyor of pretty words, an interpreter of dreams who flies by night. Prone to hyperbole and shrieking in ALL CAPS, Marian eats far too much cake. Marian writes poetry and stories from western Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and two children. You can find a great quantity of Marian's writing at her website, www.runawaysentence.com.
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I felt like Marian was speaking for me, as a woman, a wife, a mother and as the girl who still believes in fairytales, BIG INCREDIBLE words and what ifs. The subtle images brought me to my knees. I gasped, I laid the book down and stared into space, I highlighted passages and I related my own life to her words.
That really is the point, isn't it, when a book changes you life? You relate, you see yourself in those places and you can sigh "ME TOO".
There are so many pages of goodness in this collection, but my favorites are Waiting on a Wire, Prayer and Hang My Moon...maybe they will be your favorites too, or maybe you'll see yourself in her other offerings. Whatever the case is, BUY THIS BOOK. Once you have read her words, conjured her images, you will not be the same: that's the invisable (and free) gift that comes in the box with this amazing book.
Marian's writing is timely, relatable, and moving. It is a book well worth each moment spent within its seasons.
I already have been following this poet's work at her site online. So I knew this book was going to be good. It exceeds all expectations, and I am left impatiently waiting for the sequel, so I can follow the story further.
I highly recommend this book to all lovers of poetry.
Her style is so raw but very lyrical. You'll learn about yourself through her brilliant words. Responsive Pleading has been in my car and beside my bed every day since I received. Good day? There's plenty to read. Bad day? there's plenty to read. Most of all you will feel her rich soul in every stanza.
This is a must read. I loved it and continue to love it through every read.
I searched for a reason on why I love these poems, and there are several: I can identify with the speaker in many of the poems and when I don't identify with the speaker, I want to know the speaker; these poems are about what it's like to live in our times partly by being incredibly real; there is a masterful charm to the voice of the speaker in most of the poems; unlike most modern poetry, it is never too much, never repetitive, never too brief; there is no deception, complete honesty, and that is a rare find in today's poetry.