Bryner's grasp of the harsh demands and simple satisfactions of rural life make for truly compelling poetry. Her honest and well-crafted testimonies remind us oft from the 'gat it takes to get through life, the kind of quieter life in which many Americans still live and work, a life far removed from the more sensationally reality of sound bites and headlines. It is a privilege to have been let inside so many tender moments of everyday domesticity as are revealed in these finely measured poems. -Marc Harshman, poet laureate ...

Both Shoes Off: Poems 2016, Bottom Dog Press

ISBN-13: 9781933964843

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