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The Natural Law of Water

Poems by Kathleen Culver

Imprint: Circledance Books


ISBN-10: 0965066533
ISBN-13: 978-0-9650665-3-2
132 pages
$13.95

Kathleen Culver's exquisitely-crafted poems will enchant you like beautiful music on a misty Florida night. They will move you from deep belly laughs to tears. Culver, a longtime champion for peace, the environment, and legendary Southern feminist has inspired hundreds over the years to live their dreams. Pick up this book and let it dance into your heart.

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Praise for The Natural Law of Water

Lucky us, to have Kathleen Culver's poems gathered here at last--new music of an old soul, magnificently alive and curious. Nothing here is jaded or ungenerous; nothing is second-hand. Culver's poems bring fresh news of the world and the surprising variety of ways to love it. Reading her makes me feel more human and more hopeful.
Best of all, her language speaks American and loves to play.
Joan Larkin, author of My Body: New and Selected Poems and If You Want What We Have: Sponsorship Mediatations

With humor, poignancy, and honesty, Kathleen Culver embraces the ordinary and the mystical, love and los, aging, politics, why she loves the South and why she sometimes doesn't.
These poems make me long to swim naked in Florida.
Riggin Waugh, poety, writer, and editor of Dykes With Baggage: The Lighter Side of Lesbians in Therapy

Remember when poetry was as indispensable to our lives as music? Kathleen Culver's poems are like that. They dance, they sing, they startle—and sometimes they'll make you laugh out loud.
Sussan J. Sturgia, writer/editor

Kathleen Culver takes us on a heart-journey that is at once both glacially
deep and hot as steaming springs. In "Song of the Bloods" she becomes a
female Whitman running brash and courageous over the earth. Freely sensual, she touches us with combined revererence and power. She illuminates ourown central truths.
Marj Norris, author
of two suns two moons and buffalo, NY poet-in-residence.

These poems dance and flirt and haunt. These poems make you stop and maybe sigh and read again because reading the first time was so rewarding. Somewhere between zen master Gary Snyder's clear vision and Judy Grahn's lyrical and gritty works; someplace between the natural metaphysics of Mary Oliver and the delight and hard work of Kenneth Patchen. From the sacred reality of Waffle House diningto shelling peas on the porch - Culver captures the mystery and confusion that is Florida, that is growing up a girl in the southern USA, that is working for peace and hungering for justice. Her delight in each charmed moment is contagious and this is the best of what poetry can be, nothing careless, with a sestina, a sonnet, a Pantoum among the gamut of refreshing styles. This is not a book to hurry. These poems remind us of the sacred details of our ordinary lives and the lottery we have won every day we wake. There is no time to lose.
Leslita Williams, author of Hidden in the Picture,
winner A.H.Carter Poetry Award

Available online from amazon.com or use the old fashioned way: Send use a check or M.O. for $13.95 plus 4.50 postage to BBPublications, P O Box 4658, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

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