Margaret Atwood in her 2020 poetry collection Dearly offered a “parade of photos that prove that (she) was her and that (she) was (herself.)” In her work, she assumed the role of the “Tin Woodswoman left in the rain,” not unhappy about what was lacking within because “hearts hurt.” Her poems speak of sexuality and aging, violence against women, and self protection. She’s of course a master storyteller, so it was interesting to delve into this facet of her writing. Some of the works were profound, while others played with words and emotions. There’s even a poem about zombies! My favorite poem in this wonderful collection, though, portrayed a touching moment with her elderly, memory-challenged mother. Yes, hearts hurt, indeed. Astute observation, Ms. Atwood!
Kerry E.B. Black
Kerry E.B. Black loves words and entices them to create tales both fanciful and true. Haling from a small town situated along a fog enshrouded river outside of the City of Steel and Bridges in Pennsylvania, USA, Kerry incorporates Yankee sensibilities and a strong work ethic into every project. Some of Kerry's works have crept into anthologies and literary sites, and she writes for www.oneyearofletters.com, www.Halloweenforevermore.com and www.GamesOmniverse.com . She’s also a first reader for Postcard Poems and Prose. Kerry welcomes you to follow her on other social media sites as well, including: https://twitter.com/BlackKerryblick http://www.amazon.com/Kerry-E.B.-Black www.facebook.com/authorKerryE.B.Black