Still Brooding on a Strong Branch: Poems by Carol Leavitt Altieri

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Carol Altieri's deeply moving poems revolve around the death of her daughter, Alicia. Moving from a place of darkness where "The land is burned dark / and I can not find a taper to light," she ultimately affirms life by utilizing crocus as a metaphor for her spirit that is "always looking ahead, / stalwart even in late snow." Exploring Alaska, Costa Rica, the coast of Cornwall and New Zealand, Altieri struggles with loss, revealing, "over granite boulders, I reach / for handholds." These are not poems that can be skimmed over, forgetting the last while reading the next because they are written with an unsentimental voice that provides an uncompromising encounter with the reality of death. Altieri presents collages of the natural world in lush poems that look closely at the physical cycles of the earth in order to bring together the shards of her life created by her daughter's tragic death. Exploring her personal history and the loss of her daughter, Atieri places them in the wider context of the natural world by creating powerful poems which become hymns that "emerge from shrubbery. " Her abiding love for her daughter darts in and out of the collection, as Altieri learns that in spite of death, Alicia is everywhere she "walked, climbed, hiked and skied." Finally, the force of love in the human heart prevails. Still Brooding on a Strong Branch teaches us how to light a torch that the heart can follow through the darkness. Vivian Shipley

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A member of the Guilford Poets Guild, Connecticut and Oregon Poetry Societies and Trentham's Summer Seminars, Carol is a retired English and science teacher working for conservation and retired senior organizations. She has published four books of poetry: "In Beijing, There Are No Dawn Redwoods," "The Isinglass River," "The Jade Bower" and "Still Brooding On A Strong Branch". Aside from spending time working for conservation, protecting natural resources of Hammonasset State Park, she writes essays, memoirs and poetry. She recently won a State of Connecticut Green Circle Award for environmental activism. In addition, she enjoys her grandchildren, hiking, birding, traveling and reading. Also, she is interested in photography to illustrate her nature and humanity poems.

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