Intimate yet restrained, Doallas’s poems are like love notes that bear grief, struggle, and history—laced with delightful surprises of wit and hope.
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“A prescient, elegant meal for the soul, not to be missed.”
—Jenne R. Andrews, author of Reunion
“Maureen E. Doallas was inspired to write by tending and grieving her brother. She invites us to listen to ‘a new voice I’m learning to use’ as she reports news of the world; echoes poets she admires; and shares her heart, its woe and its coming joy.”
—Kathleen Kirk, Poetry Editor at Escape into Life
“Maureen Doallas’s poems delight us with the play of words and impress us with their struggle, to make sense of nature and our natures. Like ‘stars splitting the dark, ‘ they shine on faith, on the treasures of this world, and on their long-grieving loss.”
—A. Jay Adler, Professor of English at Los Angeles Southwest College