Seedpods

Seedpods

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Glenna Luschei
Chapbook, 40 pgs., $6.00

30 new & selected poems.  Luschei achieves universality through timeless natural imagery.  Graceful free verse of subtle musicality.

“Her writing celebrates its elements and seasons, the growing things and creatures, with sharp, evocative colors and a sinewy verse music alert to the poetic capacities in the sounds of ordinary words as mica and tarmac, soap and oak.”                          -Tom Clark

“Glenna Luschei’s poems are always lively,  brave, sometimes biting as lime juice – written by an enchanting mind.”                   – Robert Bly

“Finely etched poems that begin in nature and end with the mood or moment of the observer.”                                    -Phil Wagner, Iconoclast

“Luschei’s two loves – poetry and the things of this earth – come together in her latest collection, Seedpods. Throughout the collection, Luschei touches all four of the traditional elements:  earth, water, air, fire.  Like Whitman and Dr. Williams before her, Luschei also praises what is not conventionally beautiful, finding beauty in all of nature’s creations, even the lowly worm.”       -Diane Lockward, Galatea Resurrects

“How magnificently refreshing to enter into a world without presidents and wars, gangs, rockets, disease, institutionalized religions…a world made up totally of re-creations and meditations of Nature itself, in all its totality.  Luschei isn’t merely a poet but a subtle impressionistic prophet whose work immediately begins to change your whole world-view.”           -Hugh Fox, Small Press Review

Now, I’m not one for nature poetry, but Luschei might be a poet who ignites my transformation.  There is a pristine quality to her verse.  Her view of the natural world is not hindered by messy, weedy words.  It’s poetry that speaks, and says ‘Hey, it’s there…be quiet…look and listen.”
-Doug Holder, Ibbetson Update

“These are spare, elemental poems that contain deep stirrings, much like the seedpod itself.  The language of these poems is reminiscent of the Zen Buddhist poets, who journey into the mountains or forests or the river valley and return with scrolls of verse that sing of what they have seen and learned.”                        Pamela Hart, Home Planet News

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