Life on the Line: Selections on Words and Healing

edited by Sue B. Walker and Rosaly D. Roffman
Copyright 1992
Checked out 6 times in 19 years
Last checked out 6 years ago

It seems that somewhere I speculated that readers were put off by large books of poetry. Not so with Life on the Line. While it’s circulation isn’t stellar, it was steady through the 1990s. This ambitious project brings together writers well-known, lesser known, and international; essays, stories, and poems, to contemplate the relationship between words and healing. The result is a large book of over 600 pages. To my knowledge, this is a unique collection and I suggest keeping it on the shelves as long as it holds up. Not only are the poems perennially valuable to people dealing with loss, abuse, and illness, but it’s a product of Alabama. One of the editors is our current Alabama Poet Laureate and it’s published by her highly respected Negative Capability Press. It was a wise purchase and hopefully new readers will find it and benefit from it throughout the years.


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