From the Back Cover
---Frank X Walker
Shelby knows how to ponder the sweet-terrible sadness of losing our parents and the old people in our communities. . . . the cycle of life is explored with lyrical tenderness. These are poems for country people, feminists, writers, reformers, academics, town people, neighbors and kin.
When you hear people lament the decline and death of poetry in our time, tell them to read Anne Shelby's superb personalized tour of her Kentucky mountain world where not even the dead are dead.