Natural Law of Water
Poems by Kathleen Culver
Imprint: Circledance Books
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.
Natural Law of Water
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
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
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
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
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