"Judith Waller Carroll's Ordinary Splendor evokes the magic of everyday living with direct language as well as incisive metaphors and similes: 'the
heron's long neck pointed like a compass needle.' 'Such a fuss about the stars, ' writes Carroll, a poet who sees clearly the many miracles that are often
overlooked but who concludes that 'at the end, / this is what I will remember.' Imbued with insight and questions that celebrate a lifetime of experiences, these poems explore the ache of living with wide open eyes: 'Yes, I know. Somewhere, someone / is doing unspeakable things to another' but also with understanding that there is so much more."
-KB Ballentine, Edge of the Echo and The Light Tears Loose
"Judith Waller Carroll is a master of imagery. And of nailing a poem in the
-The Lascaux Review
Moonpath Press, 9781936657674, 100pp.
Publication Date: April 21, 2022