In My Other Life - Poems and Paintings by Charan Sue Wollard

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The first thing to notice in any poem by Charan SueWollard is the musicality of her words. Lines flow effortlessly; an inner rhythm propels the sound. Then evocative imagery comes to the fore: We saw a legless man in Delhi/balanced on a creeper. It is only after, when light and sound have been explored and appreciated, that the concept at the heart of the poem emerges. Wollard s gift is finding meaning in the mundane birds, rocks, daffodils, apair of socks. Sometimes that meaning is deliveredwith pathos ( Plea to an Iraqi Woman ) or passion ( I Pledge Allegiance to Freedom ), other times with quirky humor ( There is no lover like cotton socks. ) This slim volume, pairing poems with a half-dozenof Wollard s abstract paintings, is evidence of a fascinating point of view.

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Charan Sue Wollard is a writer, artist and business woman. She makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is active in the literary and visual arts communities. She serves as Poet Laureate for the City of Livermore, California. Her writing has appeared in various publications, including The Carquinez Review and The Gathering. In My Other Life is her first book of poetry.

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