Sweetened Condensed (Paperback)
Poetry & Photographs
Flying Ketchup Press, 9781970151190, 82pp.
Publication Date: September 10, 2019
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"Sweetened Condensed" is two parts sugar, three parts milk: the life of a writer and mother of six encapsulated into raw moments of lyrical free verse with the author's black and white photography. Rebecca Grabill's first collection brings her readers home to rural Michigan and into the world of a woman on the path less traveled-- wife, daughter, teacher, author, artist, poet. "Tender poems are shot through with a bracing dose of realism," writes reviewer Caroline Grant, Sustainable Arts Foundation. Author, Mary Logue describes them as "Full-bodied, rich." Ron Koertge (Olympusville) decries, "I loved the easy, outright affection in poem after poem. Each one is written with a skill that never calls attention to itself but is there on every page.