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Paula Morgan is a poet who has apparently been forgotten by everyone but the people of Albertville. I found little about her on the internet. Her poems express the highs and lows of being a suburban mother in the 1970s. She is very conscious of appearances and aging and the loss of youth. There are poems about the joys and sorrows of raising children. Though some of the poems are sad and they’re all very personal, most aren’t painful enough to call confessional. Perhaps it’s the mildness of these descriptions and statements about life that appeals to people. They’re truthful but never cut too deep. Keep it on the shelf as long as the women (it is absolutely a woman’s book) of Albertville see themselves reflected in it.