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Poetry Book Reviews: Jeff Flesch and Ingrid Wilson

on November 16, 2022

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Today, I’m continuing with more Poetry Book Reviews.

Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow by Jeff Flesch (2022). Available on Amazon.com.

In his newly-published collection of poems, Jeff teaches us how the human heart, mind, and soul are intimately connected with the natural order. All the pain, sorrow, and happiness which are part of the human experience can be offset and complemented by the awe-inspiring beauty and wonder of nature. WE ARE ONE with the natural world, and Jeff expresses this beautifully through his poetic vision:

“pausing to breathe

fireflies come in a whisper, a wide grin

cascades over the clouds, revealing

the stars’ hearts.”

Jeff is a regular contributor to MasticadoresIndia, MasticadoresUSA, and Spillwords Press.

Website: www.jeffflesch.com

40 Poems at 40 by Ingrid Wilson (2022). Available on Amazon.com.

In this collection of poems commemorating Ingrid’s fortieth birthday, we are given a glimpse into the mind, heart, and soul of an incredibly talented and articulate poet. Ingrid contemplates the misgivings and successes of her own life in astounding verses that speak to the minds, hearts, and souls of her readers. Her honest examination of herself and her world can be summed up here:

“As my own treasure house is my own soul

I have fought long, I have fought hard to keep it

and in self-keeping, still my dreams are whole.

I have fought long, I have fought hard to keep it

you cannot have it now, e’en if you would:

it’s my reward, and only I shall reap it.”

Ingrid has her own publishing business now, the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.

Website: www.experimentsinfiction.com

~

Dawn Pisturino

Copyright 2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.

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26 responses to “Poetry Book Reviews: Jeff Flesch and Ingrid Wilson

  1. I’ve read both books and highly recommend them. I even bought them in both formats! Jeff takes me into Mother Nature’s loving soul, and Ingrid’s book shows how the divine feline manifests in a strong woman.

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  2. I love the samples you provided from each of these books. Wonderful poets. Congrats to Jeff and Ingrid on the excellent reviews. πŸ™‚

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  3. balladeer says:

    Interesting stuff.

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  4. Awesome reviews Dawn. Congratulations to Jeff and Ingrid. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ What a wonderful and selfless thing to do to bring attention to these divine authors. I know they appreciate your presentation of their works. Bless you my friend. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜˜

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  5. Michele Lee says:

    Dawn, your generosity of time and spirit this week to other writers is inspiring and tremendously kind. I’ve had the pleasure of reading both of these books. Wonderful reviews for both poets. 😊

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  6. Wonderful sampling and reviews, Dawn. These poets indeed deserve accolades

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  7. Such wonderful reviews of both of these poet wonders Dawn. I can attest to both of them.

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  8. Ingrid says:

    Thank you so much for this generous review, Dawn πŸ€—πŸ™β€οΈ

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  9. Jeff Flesch says:

    I’m touched by your beautiful review of Nature Speaks, Dawn. Thank you so much!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Hello my name is Fritzinie, I recently published my first poetry collection and I would love for you to review it. Please let me know how we should proceed. Looking forward to your response.

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