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By Eleanor Ross Taylor,Ellen Bryant Voigt

Over approximately fifty years, Eleanor Ross Taylor has verified herself as one of many leading southern poets of her iteration. Captive Voices gathers choices from Taylor’s 5 earlier books besides a beneficiant supporting of recent poems. Scintillating, strange, passionate, and profound, the poems diversity from modern items a few bag girl on a bus, to historic items approximately settlers held hostage and a wartime nurse taking good care of British wounded, to intensely own poems approximately her dislike for her grandmother and concerns approximately her son. The name poem—a actual journey de force—explores the suggestion of captivity on numerous degrees because it speaks to the agony all of us suffer, a few of that is of our personal making. Decidedly nearby but determinedly common, the poems during this striking quantity, besides a foreword by way of Ellen Bryant Voigt, attest to the singular expertise of a lady justly defined as “a poet of genius.”

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